Margherita Missoni

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Margherita Missoni
Born Margherita Missoni
(1983-02-21) February 21, 1983 (age 32)
Italy
Occupation Fashion Designer, Model, heiress, actress
Spouse(s) Eugenio Amos (m. 2012)
Children Otto Hermann Amos
Augusto Alessandro Amos
Website http://www.missoni.com

Margherita Missoni (born February 21, 1983)[1] is known as heiress to her family's Missoni fashion house, which was founded by her grandparents Ottavio Missoni and Rosita Missoni Jelmini, as well as her appearances in Missoni fashion campaigns as a model,[2] and as an aspiring actress.[3] Missoni currently lives in Montonate (Italy) close to the Missoni headquarters, where she is following her design career.

Biography[edit]

Margherita Missoni was born in Italy[4] and grew up in the Italian countryside, spending weekends in Milan.[5] She studied philosophy at Columbia University.

Margherita has studied philosophy both at the Università Statale di Milano and at the Columbia University in New York where, following that period, she also attended the Stella Adler acting school and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

However, after she moved to New York, she struggled emotionally when her academic credits could not transfer to the United States educational system. Following this obstacle, Missoni chose to explore her first love, theatre.[4]

She says her relationship with her family is close, particularly her connection with her sister and her mother.[4]

On June 23, 2012, she married the race car driver, Eugenio Amos (b. 1985) in Brunello, Italy. Their son Otto Hermann Amos was born on September 6, 2013. Their second son Augusto Alessandro Amos was born on May 15, 2015.

Career[edit]

Before she was featured in Missoni campaigns, she was a company ambassador, a duty entailing promotion at fashion related events. In her own words, Missoni described becoming the face of a Missoni campaign as "a natural evolution".[2]

At the age of 20, she was already considered by Harper’s & Queen magazine as one of the world’s 100 most beautiful women.

In 2006, she appeared in Jean Genet’s The Maids, based on a true story of two maids who kill their mistress.[3]

Since the spring of 2009, Margherita started getting involved with the brand on a different level, becoming part of the design team, following the footsteps of her mother Angela, the Maison’s Creative Director.

She received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2014 for having helped the relationships between Italy and the USA.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Margherita Missoni" Retrieved 11 June 2015
  2. ^ a b Fashion Week Daily A moment with Margherita Missoni Retrieved October 19, 2007[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Sara Zucker, "You Wish You Were Them, But You’re Not", SocialiteLife.com, May 20, 2006, Retrieved October 3, 2013
  4. ^ a b c Daily Telegraph "'Missoni' Accomplished" Retrieved October 19, 2007[dead link]
  5. ^ PaperMag.com "Out on the town with Margherita Missoni" Retrieved October 19, 2007[dead link]

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