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Missoni CEO, fashion icon, is missing

Missoni CEO, fashion icon, is missing
Margherita Missoni, Angela Missoni and Vittorio Missoni

The private plane carrying fashion icon, Vittorio Missoni, the head of the Missoni fashion house; his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni; two of their Italian friends – entrepreneur Guido Foresti and his wife Elda Scalvenzi; and two Venezuelan crew members is missing. A search is underway.

The BN-2 Islander aircraft disappeared from radar screens on a short flight from Venzuela’s coastal resort island of Los Roques, an archipelago popular for scuba diving, white beaches and coral reefs, to Caracas, where they are reportedly vacationing.

Crews suspended their search on Friday and resumed at dawn today.

The Missoni fashion house, is the leading designer of the trademark zigzag and other geometric patterns in sweaters, scarves and other knitwear, and is one of Italy’s most famous global fashion brands.

Vittorio Missoni is the eldest son of the company’s founder, Ottavio, 91.

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