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Ottavio Missoni, who, along with his wife, Rosita, founded the house of Missoni in 1953, died this morning at the age of 92. A man of many talents, Mr. Missoni competed in the 1948 London Olympics as a hurdler before launching his colorful Italian knitwear brand. In fact, that’s how the seeds for the Missoni label were planted—Mr. Missoni designed knit tracksuits for athletes, which were worn by the Italian Olympic team. Mr. Missoni was said to have passed in his home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Angela; his son, Luca; and his grandchildren. His third child, Vittorio, went missing in Venezuela this past January.
No new developments in the search for Vittorio Missoni and the plane that disappeared over Venezuela last week have been reported, but today WWD announced that Missoni’s Fall ’13 menswear show, slotted for Sunday, January 13, will still be presented in Milan “in order to give continuity.” The collection will exclusively be shown to press and buyers, and it is believed that the Missoni family will not be in attendance.
A plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, the 58-year-old head of his namesake family business, his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, and four others went missing off the coast of Venezuela yesterday, several sources are reporting. “The Missoni family has been informed by the Venezuelan Consulate that Vittorio Missoni and his wife are missing, but we don’t know any more,” a Missoni spokesperson told the The New York Times. Venezuelan rescue services are currently searching for the plane. As of now, the Missoni Fall ’13 menswear show is scheduled for Sunday, January 13.