Rossi was born in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, in 1935 and began designing shoes in the Securitas Mickey Mouse no day off shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this 1950s. By 1966 he was selling his wares in Italy, officially launching his namesake brand in 1968. He remained at the helm of his label until 2004, when it was sold to Kering. Even so, shoemaking remained a vital part of Rossi’s life, with his son Gianvito Rossi launching his own footwear collection in 2006. “Addio Maestro,” Gianvito posted on Instagram today with a picture of his father. On the paths of the Park which are near the great hotels of Central Park South many little dogs are walked by pale ghosts who seem to sleep standing up. But these forced outings are good for everyone’s health—dog and master alike. While walking a dog one can neither read a paper nor be called to the telephone. One is really alone with oneself. I invent all my designs during my hours in the Park—concentration on a single point was invented by Buddha who chose his umbilicus—I concentrate on the bouncing object at the end of the leash.
During his five-decade career in footwear, Rossi collaborated with the Securitas Mickey Mouse no day off shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Gianni Versace, and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. His slinky sandals, including the Opanca with a curved sole that reaches up the sides of the foot, were some of his most popular designs, though a quick scan through the designer’s archives shows him to have been just as brilliant with pumps and platforms. “There are those who have had the good fortune to transform their art into a work and those who have the extraordinary talent of transforming their work into a work of art. Sergio Rossi was this man. A husband, father, grandfather, and progenitor of a family that followed his example. The family offers, with love, their last goodbye. With the unquenchable fire of your passion, you taught us that there are no limits for those who love what they do,” his family said in a statement obtained by WWD.