Italy’s Prime Minister of Fashion – WWD

Italy’s Prime Minister of Trend – WWD

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MILAN – His elegant determine, signature crimson socks included, encyclopedic style information, in addition to his diplomacy, will likely be deeply missed by the Italian style circuit.

On Saturday, just a few days earlier than turning 91, Beppe Modenese, who was born in Alba in 1929, died in Milan.

Dubbed in 1983 by WWD “the prime minister of style,” Modenese most not too long ago has been the honorary chairman of the Italian Trend Chamber.

His carer in style began within the Fifties in Florence working with Giovanni Battista Giorgini and collectively they organized the historic present at Palazzo Pitti’s Sala Banca in 1952 which noticed the participation of Roberto Capucci and Emilio Pucci amongst others.

In 1953, he was among the many founders of the Sindacato Italiano Alta Moda, which then turned the Italian Chamber of Trend, that he led for a few years.

After just a few years spent working for Esteé Lauder and for Chanel, in 1978 he created MODIT, an establishment geared toward organizing style and costume occasions.

Modenese, who spent his life with longtime associate architect Piero Pinto, who handed away in 2018, acquired the Cavaliere honor from the Italian authorities and in 1994 the Ambrogino d’Oro prize from the Metropolis of Milan.