Every year the institution’s School of Fashion in San Francisco recognizes leading companies that have distinguished themselves for the exceptional results they have achieved in the world of fashion, art and design. For this year’s award, Gladys Perint Palmer, Executive Director of the School of Fashion, and a famous journalist and illustrator, chose Missoni. Angela and Margherita were accompanied by Rosita, who has already been a guest of honour and received an award from the Academy in 1999, and by Teresa, Francesco, Marco and Jennifer Missoni. The Honorary Degree in Humanities was awarded to Missoni for inventing a unique way of dressing and living – a real lifestyle – and bringing it around the world: for being pioneers of a modern aesthetic vision. To celebrate the award given by the Academy of Art University, the Mayor of San Francisco made 7 May 2014 “Missoni Day in San Francisco!”
How to be a Missoni Man
Davide Giannella, Ruggero Pietromarchi and Federico Vavassori talk to us about their personal experience of fashion and creativity in Milan.
Angela and Margherita, doctors in San Francisco
Angela Missoni and Margherita Maccapani Missoni were awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco