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
Italian Fashion Boss Missing After Plane Disappears
In this photo taken in 2010, Vittorio Missoni poses for photographers in Milan, Italy.   (AP Photo/Gian Mattia d'Alberto, Lapresse)

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. (Read more Vittorio Missoni stories.)

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