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Tod's Founder Dorino Della Valle Dies at Age 87

Tod's Founder Dorino Della Valle Has Died

>> Dorino Della Valle, founder of the Italian fashion empire that owns Tod's, Roger Vivier, and Hogan, died Tuesday. He was 87.

WWD reported that Dorino, father of current Tod's Chairman Diego Della Valle and Vice Chairman Andrea Della Valle, died in the Italian town of Casette d'Ete. Dorino started making Tod's shoes in the basement of his home there in the 1920s, but the business didn't become a full-fledged luxury house until Diego expanded the operation with manufacturing in the 1970s.

The Della Valle family now owns a range of fashion companies and has a stake in other nonfashion businesses, like the RCS MediaGroup and the soccer team ACF Fiorentina. Calcio Sport reported that the team has suspended its regular practices and will observe two days of silence until Dorino's funeral on Thursday. Spokespeople for Tod's had not responded to a request for comment by the time of this posting.

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