Gianfranco Ferre was born in 1944, on August 15, in the small Town Legnano, in northern Italy. Ironically, his title of “architect of fashion” has some truth to it. In college, he studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano University and he got a degree in 1969.
However, he didn’t have much in common with that field, so he got his first job as an accessories designer. Later, he went on to design raincoats from 1972 until he opened his fist fashion label in 1974. It was called “Baila” and, after a number of years of hard work, he launched his first collection for women in 1978.
It took another four years until he launched his first collection for men, but it was well worth it.
He took another important step forward in his career in 1986 when he launched his fist ever couture collection, in Rome.
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