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Missoni Patriarch Dies At 92

NPR | May 10, 2013 5:10 a.m.

Before he was a fashion mogul, Ottavio Missoni ran track in the 1948 Olympics. That’s where he met his wife, whose family owned a textile mill in northern Italy. The Missoni brand grew to prominence in the late 60s with laid-back knit wear covered in rainbow, zigzag patterns.

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