The former Christian Dior director sadly passed away Friday at the young age of 62. Ferre suffered a brain hemorrhage that doctors attempted rectify. The hemorrhage followed a health history of diabetes and 2 strokes.
The fashion world has lost a true diamond. Gianfranco walked amongst the ranks of well respected designers. Donatella Versace and Giorgio Armani have released statements of their grief. Armani, clearly upset, fought emotion stating “I particularly admired him for his coherence and the intellectualism and artistry upon which he based his fashion philosophy until the end.”
His designs were impeccable. He managed to create lines that were both practical and relaxed, while making use of crisp tailored looks. Gianfranco will be dearly missed.