Legendary Italian Shoe Designer Sergio Rossi Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 84

Legendary footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. The Italian shoe designer Rossi had been hospitalized for a few days at the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy.

CEO of the Sergio Rossi Group Riccardo Sciutto wrote on the brand’s Instagram account on Friday to announce the news.

” Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream.
Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honor to have met him and gotten to present him the archive earlier this year. His vision and approach will remain our guide in the growth of the brand and the business.
He loved women and was able to capture a woman’s femininity in a unique way, creating the perfect extension of a woman’s leg through his shoes. Our long and glorious history started from his incredible vision and we’ll remember his creativity forever.”