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Missing Missoni Plane Found Off the Coast of Venezuela

Missing Missoni Plane Found Off the Coast of Venezuela

Originally posted 06/27/2013 01:30PM

After six months of searching, the plane that vanished with Vittorio Missoni has been located

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Ottavio Missoni, Patriarch of the Iconic Fashion Brand, Dies at 92

Ottavio Missoni, Fashion Brand Patriarch, Dies at 92

Originally posted 05/09/2013 10:20AM

Ottavio Missoni, the patriarch of the iconic fashion brand of zigzag-patterned knitwear that has added a classy touch of color and style to countless well-dressed women, died Thursday in northern Italy. He was 92.

A statement issued by Missoni SpA said he "passed away serenely" in his home in the town of Sumirago on Thursday. The town, near the city of Varese, is also home to the company headquarters.

It was a second sorrow for the family in a matter of months. Earlier this year, Ottavio's eldest child, company CEO Vittorio Missoni, 58, disappeared with his wife and four others while flying in a small plane during a vacation to a Venezuelan island. They were never found, and the cause of the disappearance remains a mystery.

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