Death of Gianfranco Ferre

August 15, 1944 - June 17, 2007
MILAN | Age 62

Designer, architect of fashion, dies after cerebral hemorrhage
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Gianfranco Ferre, the Italian designer known as the "architect of fashion" for his structured, sculpted shapes and for his groundbreaking tenure at Christian Dior, died Sunday, a hospital said. He was 62.

Ferre was taken to the San Raffaele hospital in Milan on Friday after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage. The hospital, in a statement authorized by Ferre's family, said he died at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) Sunday.

Condolences from Italy's top designers poured in as word of his...

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