Gianfranco Ferre has passed away at the age of 62 having suffered a brain hemorrhage. The designer died in Hospital in Milan on Sunday the 17th June 2007. No details have been released as yet regarding the funeral arrangements or the scheduled menswear shows, which were due to take place next week.
The designer was born in Legnano near Milan on 15th August 1944. He studied at Politecnico di Milano and left with a degree in architecture in 1969. Ferre began his career in fashion designing jewellery and accessories before founding his own label in 1974, calling it Baila. The Gianfranco Ferre Label followed in 1978 and his first fragrance, Gianfranco Ferre, a female fragrance was launched in 1984. It wasn't long before this was joined by Gianfranco Ferre for Man in 1986 and a further twelve fragrances were released over the next twenty-one years.
* Milan Womenwear Show *