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Ottavio Missoni and Rosita Missoni

Ottavio and Rosita Missoni met at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He was there as a runner (and as the designer of the Italian team's uniforms), and she was studying English. They married in 1953, opened a small knitwear workshop in Gallarate, Italy, and the rest, as they say, is fashion history.

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