This morning, we remember Vince Camuto, the footwear designer known to have “the Midas touch,” who passed away Wednesday in his Connecticut home.
Throughout his 78 years, Vince built an impressive résumé, co-founding Nine West in 1987 with Jerome Fischer, launching the multi-billion dollar Jessica Simpson brand, and partnering with Tory Burch on the creation of the coveted Reva flat. And it doesn’t stop there: Vince led an eponymous brand of his own, starting with shoes and growing it into a complete ready-to-wear collection.
The one thing Vince never did? Retire. He told Footwear News,“[Retire] isn’t in my vocabulary.” While it’s a sad loss for the fashion biz, Vince lives on with the shoe addict in all of us.
By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer
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