Vittorio Missoni, Italian Fashion Executive, Missing After Plane Disappears in Venezuela
Fashion boss Vittorio Missoni is missing after his plane disappeared off the coast of Venezuela on Jan. 4.
The plane -- carrying Missoni, 58, his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, and four other people (including two crew members) -- went off the grid shortly after taking off from Los Roques archipelago for Caracas, Italian media told Reuters.
"It disappeared yesterday. [Emergency services] have been looking for it with helicopters and ships, but have not found anything yet," Italian consul Giovanni Davoli said. "They are still searching for it this morning."
Missoni is one of three owners of the famed Italian fashion house known for its knitwear and colorfully patterned designs. He and siblings Luca and Angela took over the business in 1996 from their parents, Ottavia "Tai" and Rosita Missoni, who founded the company in 1953.
A rep for the brand told Reuters that Missoni's relatives had been notified of his disappearance and were returning to Italy from a vacation in France.
"The Missoni family has been informed by the Venezuelan consulate that Vittorio Missoni and his wife are missing," spokeswoman Maddalena Aspes said. "We don't know any more."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Vittorio Missoni, Italian Fashion Executive, Missing After Plane Disappears in Venezuela
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »