Ship Finds Fashion Designer Vittorio Missoni

STORY BY Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Published: June 29, 2013

After several months of continuous searching, the Missoni family released a statement yesterday saying that the small airplane that was carrying Vittorio Missoni has been located. The remains of the YV2615BN-2A aircraft were found north of Los Roques archipelago. Venezueluen officials are currently brainstorming ways to lift the plane from the ocean floor so that they can see if bodies are inside. 

Besides Missoni, his wife and four others were on the plane that disappeared January 4 of this year. Two of these four people were flight crewmembers. 

Italian authorities say that the plane’s owner did not have a certificate to operate the aircraft and that the Venezuelan pilot on board had an expired pilot’s license. 

The remains of the plane were recovered thanks to a high-tech American oceanographic ship known as the Deep Sea. The remains are approximately 230 feet below sea level, and it was identified by its serial number. 

The missing passengers’ families, including the Missonis have thanked the Venezuelan and Italian governments for their “commitment in making this search possible.” 

In addition, the families said that they have faith the investigations will continue until the causes and the responsibilities of the accident will be ascertained.”

Vittorio Missoni’s famous designs will be greatly missed in the world of fashion; his colorful, patterned clothing was worn by a multitude of celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, and Julia Roberts

Many may recall Missoni’s brief collaboration with Target in the year 2011, when the designer sold his pieces for a much lower, affordable cost. 

Bringing high-end fashion to both the famous and not-so-famous, Vittorio Missoni will go down in history as one of the most accessible


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