Footwear legend, Sergio Rossi, has died in Cesena, Italy, at the age of 84. The cause of death was likely to be the coronavirus as he was hospitalised for a few days.
The designer built one of Italy's most renowned shoe brands, known for its craftsmanship and feminine designs, and inspired generations of designers in his wake.
He was born in San Mauro Pascoli, one of Italy's main shoemaking regions, in 1935. Before growing his own label, the designer also collaborated with fashion houess such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Azzedine Alaïa.