Ferre, Gianfranco

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Ferre, Gianfranco Gender: M
born on 15 August 1944 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Legnano, Italy, 45n36, 8e54
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°17' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°07 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°02'


Italian fashion designer and style setter. After receiving a degree in architecture, he began designing clothes and accessories,1972, collaborating with ready-to-wear firms. His first women’s collection was released in 1982 and his men’s collection in 1983, at the same time he began to teach a course in dress design at the Domus Academy in Milan. From 1984, his line of perfumes, shoes, ties, scarves, leather goods and other accessories began with his first haute couture collection appearing in 1987. His first Studio-One collection appeared in 1989 at the same time his famous Ferre jeans were starting to hit popularity.

Ferre supervised the restoration of the Guercino frescoes and the dome of Piacenza Cathedral. He combined his love of history with his first international exhibit of "Intimate Architecture: contemporary clothing design," starting in Boston in May 1982, traveling throughout the U.S. and ending in Tokyo in September 1983. Many of his works have appeared in fashion magazines and institutions internationally and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Knight Grand Officer, Gold Medal from the City of Milan, 1985, Commander of the Italian Republic, 1986 and the Accademia Medicea from Florence in 1990, among others.

Ferre enjoys reading, travel, and collecting helmets, sports gloves, sticks and silver boxes in his leisure time.

The fashion designer died on June 17, 2007 at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan where he had been taken after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage. He was 62.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1972 (Began as a designer)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1982 (Women's line started)
  • Work : Begin Major Project May 1982 (International exhibits began)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1983 (Men's line started)
  • Work : End Major Project September 1983 (Intenational exhibits ended)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1984 (Accessories began)
  • Work : Prize 1985 (Gold Medal from the City of Milan)
  • Work : Prize 1986 (Commander of the Italian Republic)
  • Work : Gain social status 1987 (Haute couture collection)
  • Work : Gain social status 1989 (Studio-One collection)
  • Work : Prize 1990 (Accademia Medicea Award)
  • Death by Disease 17 June 2007 (In Milan, of stroke, age 62)
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Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C. Vol. 3


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Fatal)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Tour in 1982-83)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Helmets, sports gloves, sticks and silver boxes)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Collectibles, reading)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Mens and womens design, accessories)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection