Italian Fashion Boss Missing After Plane Disappears
Target shoppers may know work of Vittorio Missoni
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2013 11:50 AM CST
In this photo taken in 2010, Vittorio Missoni poses for photographers in Milan, Italy.   (AP Photo/Gian Mattia d'Alberto, Lapresse)

(Newser) – A top fashion executive in Italy is feared dead after the small tourist plane he was in disappeared off the Venezuela coast, reports Reuters. Vittorio Missoni, 58, who co-owns the fashion house started by his parents, was among six people aboard the craft that went missing yesterday. The search continued today. The Missoni house is famous for its colorful stripes and zigzags, and the New York Times notes that a collaboration with Target in 2011 was so popular it crashed the website.

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Jan 6, 2013 11:33 AM CST
He's on an island dieting so he can work as a stand in for Al Pacino.
Jan 6, 2013 2:35 AM CST
Venezuela is Communist & very poor. Vittorio Missoni is VERY rich & famous. Maybe just maybe the gov't, found him. They are waiting for the story to die down alittle & THEN say they have him,(to his family) hold him for ransom & give him back for such & such money.
Jan 5, 2013 6:21 PM CST
obvious alien abduction. the little green men want to pimp up their spaceships.