On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a luncheon was held in honor of three generations of Missoni women – Rosita, Angela and Margherita. President Stephens, on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, presented a proclamation to the Missonis declaring May 7, 2014, “Missoni Day in San Francisco.” Also at the luncheon, Gladys Perint Palmer, renowned fashion illustrator and Executive Director of the School of Fashion, gifted Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor of Condé Nast, Rosita, Angela and Margherita with illustrations from her archives to mark the occasion. For dessert, a custom made Missoni cake was enjoyed.
During their visit, Rosita, Angela and Margherita spent time visiting classrooms, viewing student work, and took part in a discussion with Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor of Condé Nast, and moderated by Gladys Perint Palmer. The conversation touched on the Missoni brand’s success as a family business, the way that the Missoni lifestyle has shaped the company, their fashion inspiration, and even some insights into the family dynamic.
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