Italian clothing designer known for his kaleidoscopic colors and geometric prints.
He studied at the University of Georgia before continuing his education on a skiing scholarship at Oregon's Reed College.
He once had a career as a politician and served during the 1960s as an Italian Liberal Party representative to the Chamber of Deputies.
He had one daughter, Laudomia, who also worked as a clothing designer.
He was initially a staunch supporter of Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime.