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Margherita Missoni: Family Ambassador for Life

Margherita Missoni: Family Ambassador for Life

This post is part of our week of Missoni Women features. To read more about Missoni matriarch Rosita Missoni check out Monday’s post, and stay tuned for a feature on Margherita Maccapani Missoni which will be posted later this week!

The Academy of Art University is pleased to announce Angela Missoni and her daughter Margherita Maccapani Missoni will be awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees when they visit The School of Fashion on May 7th; this will be the first time the Academy of Art University has granted Honorary Doctorate degrees to three generations of a family. (Rosita Missoni received an Honorary Doctorate degree when she visited the Academy of Art University as a guest of honor in 1999.)

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This post is part of our week of Missoni Women features. To read more about Missoni matriarch Rosita Missoni check out Monday’s post, and stay tuned for a feature on Margherita Maccapani Missoni which will be posted later this week!

The Academy of Art University is pleased to announce Angela Missoni and her daughter Margherita Maccapani Missoni will be awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees when they visit The School of Fashion on May 7th; this will be the first time the Academy of Art University has granted Honorary Doctorate degrees to three generations of a family. (Rosita Missoni received an Honorary Doctorate degree when she visited the Academy of Art University as a guest of honor in 1999.)

– See more at: https://fashionschooldaily.com/?p=28964&preview=true#sthash.EVjpZHxD.dpuf

This post is part of our week of Missoni Women features—earlier in the week we profiled Missoni matriarch Rosita Missoni as well as her daughter and Missoni Creative Director Angela Missoni.

The Academy of Art University is pleased to announce Margherita Maccapani Missoni and her mother Angela Missoni will be awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees when they visit The School of Fashion on May 8th; this will be the first time the Academy of Art University has granted Honorary Doctorate degrees to three generations of a family. Rosita Missoni received an Honorary Doctorate degree when she visited the Academy of Art University as a guest of honor in 1999.

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‘Fashion is a real passion in my family,’ she says. ‘I never even realized it was something glamorous until much later. For me it was my family’s job.’ (Margherita Missoni, Telegraph, 2010)

Margherita Maccapani Missoni, the eldest grandchild of Tia and Rosita Missoni, grew up in a world surrounded by the family fashion business. She moved to New York City at the age of 20, “I was a proper country girl and I just wanted to go to a city where things happened. I needed to be away from this big family to work out who I was.” (Vogue 2013) She spent five years in New York, and during that time she studied philosophy at Columbia University and also attended the Stella Adler acting school and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. In order to grow in her profession as an actress, she also trained at Black Nexxus with Susan Batson. During that time Margherita appeared in off-Broadway productions, yet always remained a Missoni ambassador. She has acted as the brand ambassador for Missoni for over a decade, attending events, participating in interviews, and often serving as the face of the brand.

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Margherita, as a young girl (far right), with her baby sister Theresa and their mother Angela.

In 2006, Margherita worked with the Estée Lauder Companies to launch the “Missoni” scent, which was inspired by three generations of Missoni women—Rosita, Angela and Margherita. Following the successful launch of the first perfume, Margherita again collaborated with Estée Lauder on a second fragrance, Missoni “Acqua.” In Spring 2009, Margherita joined the Missoni design team, and from the Autumn/Winter 2010 show on she has been designing and managing the development of accessories, including shoes, handbags, eyewear and costume jewelry, as well as the Missoni Mare collection.

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Margherita with her Grandmother Rosita in 2010 (Missoni ad by Juergen Teller)

Margherita is the eldest grandchild of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, and she recently married her fiancé Eugenio Amos in her hometown Brunello, Italy, in 2012. They had their first child, Otto Hermann Amos last year, he is the start of the fourth generation of Missonis.

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Margherita with her husband Eugenio Amos on their wedding day in 2012.

 

 

Fashion Symposium

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 10:00-11:30 AM

Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street, San Francisco

All welcome! Join the discussion with three generations of the Missoni Family – Rosita, Angela and Margherita – with Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor of Condé Nast and Gladys Perint Palmer.

 

Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 3:00 PM

2225 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco

**Parking will be available at AT&T Park in Lot C, which is located at 1144 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (between Mission Bay Blvd. North & Mission Rock). Shuttles will board every five minutes on 3rd and China Basin Street**

All welcome! We are excited and proud to present the 2014 Graduation Fashion Show, which will feature the collections of students from the School of Fashion. Three generations of the Missoni Family – Rosita, Angela, and Margherita – will be in attendance, with Angela and Margherita receiving honorary doctorate degrees for their invaluable contributions to the world of fashion.

 

Written by Ashley Castanos 


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