Beppe Modenese: Italy’s Prime Minister of Fashion Dead at 92

MILAN — His elegant figure — signature red socks included — encyclopedic fashion knowledge, as well as his diplomacy, will be deeply missed by the Italian fashion circuit.

On Saturday, a few days before turning 93, Beppe Modenese, who was born in Alba, died in Milan.

Dubbed in 1983 by legendary publisher John B. Fairchild in WWD “the…

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