Carlo Benetton Dies at 74

Carlo Benetton, who co-founded the eponymous fashion group Benetton in 1965, died today in Treviso, Italy, following a brief battle with cancer. He was 74.

In addition to his tenure overseeing industrial strategy from his family’s brand, Benetton’s long career in fashion saw him managing the Compania Tierras del Sur Argentina S.A. and serving as president of the Tenute Maccarses agricultural company. He also worked as director of the board for Edizione, one of Italy’s largest holdings companies. Prior to his death, Benetton made headlines earlier this year after rejoining the company as executive president. He previously announced his retirement in 2012, and left the group’s board in 2013, WWD reports.

Benetton is survived by his four children.


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