• Gilberto Benetton, founder of iconic brand, dies

    26 days ago - By Fashion United

    Benetton founder Gilberto Benetton, who started the United Colors of Benetton company with three of his siblings, died on Monday evening aged 77. The iconic brand was founded in 1965 which in the 70s, 80s and 90s became a true global retail phenomenon.
    The company opened its first store in Italy in 1965 after a collection of sweaters was well received. Gilberto was in charge of administration, with Luciano as chairman, Carlo managing production, and Giuliana as chief designer. Three years later the Benetton Group, as it became known, opened its first store in Paris.
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  • Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of fashion brand, dies aged 77

    Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of fashion brand, dies aged 77

    26 days ago - By Fashion United

    Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of the eponymous clothing brand, died Monday at the age of 77 after an illness, the Italian group announced.
    "Gilberto Benetton died at home today in Treviso following a brief illness," the Benetton group said in a brief statement.
    "His wife Lalla, daughters Barbara and Sabrina and son-in-law Ermanno were with him in his final moments," the statement continued.
    His death comes three months after that of younger brother Carlo in
    July aged 74.
    Benetton was founded by three brothers, Luciano, Carlo, and Gilberto, and their sister Giuliana, who launched a homemade...
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