Nino Cerruti: Italian fashion great dies aged 91


He always insisted on trying on his own creations first. Many of them were kept at the textile factory his grandfather founded in the town of Biella in 1881. “I have always dressed the same person, myself,” he once said, according to AFP news agency. With his experience in producing excellent fabrics at his family’s textile mill, Cerruti went into the clothing business in the late 1950s. He opened his first boutique in Paris in  1967. When he asked male and female models to walk down the catwalk in the same clothes, he revolutionised fashion, AFP notes.(BBC)…[+]