Legendary women’s footwear designer, Vince Camuto, died on Wednesday (Jan. 21) at is home in Greenwich, Connecticut. He finally lost the fight to cancer.
The New York native was one of the pioneering founders of the shoe brand, Nine West. Camuto along with business partner, Jerome Fisher, started the company in 1978 and it was labeled “one of the nation’s dominant and most successful” brands during the ‘80s and 90s. In 1999 he sold the company for $900 million. Camuto then founded the Camuto Group in 2001, which became a multibillion-dollar empire. The Camuto Group is an industry leader for the design, development and distribution of women’s fashion footwear. Camuto is also responsible for others design brands who he license including Tory Burch, Jessica Simpson, BCBG, and more.