Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi

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Sergio Rossi is a leading Italian fashion designer and distributor of women's shoes and handbags, as well as a limited range of men's shoes. The Sergio Rossi label is owned by the French conglomerate PPR.


Rossi started working with his shoemaker father in Romagna in the 1950s.cite web | url= | title=The world of Sergio Rossi - Brand - History | accessdate=2008-03-31] He moved to Milan for two years, and started selling his own shoes to shops in Bologna in 1966. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Gianni Versace in the 1970s, and Dolce & Gabbana in the 1990s.


The first boutique to bear his name opened in Ancona, and the company expanded internationally through the 1980s and 1990s. This culminated in 1999, when it was bought by the Gucci Group.

In 2007 Sergio Rossi stands with operating over 41 stores internationally, with 6 locations in the United States; New York, Bal Harbour, Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, Waikiki, and Boston. The current Creative Director is Puerto Rican Edmundo Castillo.

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* Official website

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