Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré died Sunday in Milan two days after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 62 years old.
Ferré, one of the leading fashion designers of the 1980s and ’90s, was known as the Architect for his well-structured suits and unfussy gowns. His trendless designs and singular vision were inspired by his roots as a student of architecture. He was the first “foreigner” to oversee a French design house, taking over as stylistic director at Christian Dior in 1989.
He will be missed.
Here are images from Ferré’s Spring 2007 Ready-To-Wear Collection: