At the beginning of the year, news broke that Vittorio Missoni — Ottavio's first son and the brand's marketing director — went missing when a private plane carrying him, his wife, and another couple disappeared off the coast of Venezuela. He hasn't yet been found.
The Missoni family didn't tell Ottavio right away. "We decided to let him rest, he was very tired," his daughter Angela said. "When, at 5:30 in the morning he saw us all standing and he looked at our faces and said, 'What happened? I am 92, but I'm not stupid.' And so we told him the truth."