Italian designer Nino Cerruti has passed away

Nino Cerruti, the founder of the House of Cerruti 1881 and one of the fathers of Italian fashion, has died in Italy at the age of 91. It is reported that the fashion designer died in a hospital in Vercelli, where he was supposed to undergo hip surgery.

“The death of the manager and designer Nino Cerruti hurts me a lot: leaves a giant of Italian entrepreneurship and an important part of the history of Biella. I will always remember him with love and respect for his intuition, competence, and foresight with which he made Italian fashion great by exporting our “Made in Italy” to the world,” Deputy Minister of Economic Development Piedmont Gilberto Picetto quoted by Breakinglatest news.

Nino grew up in a family of textile industrialists and, at the age of 20, inherited the business from his grandfather, and then turned it into a brand with a worldwide reputation. In 1957, the fashion designer presented his first Hitman clothing line in Milan, and ten years later he opened Cerruti 1881 boutique in Paris. His brand has become the epitome of modern classic style and has become famous for its progressive approach and impeccable quality. In the 1960s, Giorgio Armani was designing the menswear line Cerruti Hitman, who later gained worldwide fame. Cerruti also created images for movie characters - characters from such famous films as "The Silence of the Lambs", "Pretty Woman" and "Basic Instinct" were dressed in costumes from Cerruti. In addition, Cerruti was the designer of the Ferrari Formula 1 team.

“It is with great sadness that I learn of the death of Nino Cerruti... Although over the years we have become less likely to see each other, I have always considered him one of the people who had a real and positive impact on my life. From him, I learned not only a taste for fashion, but also the importance of a well-rounded vision as a designer and entrepreneur,” Women's Wear Daily quotes Giorgio Armani.


Author: Moldir Adamzhan

Translator-editor: Chingiz Smakov

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