Sergio Rossi (shoe designer)
Sergio Rossi (31 July 1935 – 2 April 2020) was an Italian shoe designer. He founded his own brand in 1951. Sergio Rossi produced women's footwear as well as handbags and other accessories. He was born in San Mauro Pascoli. Rossi's son Gianvito was also a shoe designer.
In March 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic in Italy, Rossi and his company donated €100,000 to a Milan hospital. On 2 April 2020, Rossi was reported to have died of COVID-19 in Cesena. He was 84.
- Bramley, Ellie Violet (3 April 2020). "Italian shoe designer, Sergio Rossi, dies aged 84". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)