One of the most famous Italian shoe designers,Sergio Ross has died of the coronavirus disease,Riccardo Sciutto, the Chief Executive of the Sergio Rossi Company said on Friday.
Rossi, who was born in 1935, died on Thursday in a hospital in Cesena in the northern Emilia-Romagna region.
Luciana Garbuglia, the Mayor of San Mauro Pascoli, where Rossi was born in 1935 and where he founded his brand, confirmed the death of Rossi and its link to the novel COVID-19 to dpa.
The Sergio Rossi Company was founded in 1951 and gained fame in the 1960s.Its shoes featured in the Italian film classic “La Dolce Vita”, as worn by lead actress Anita Ekberg,Azzedine Alaïa, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana
It also worn by celebrities from Lupita Nyong’o to Rihanna, and Paris Hilton to Laura Dern. Ariana Grande has often worn the late designer’s Matrix thigh-high boots.
Adnkronos news agency report that, the luxury shoemaker had recently donated 100,000 euros ($108,000) for a hospital in Milan, treating novel coronavirus patients.