Inside Rosita Missoni’s Villa at the Foot of the Italian Alps

The 90-year-old co-founder of the storied fashion label gives T a tour of her art- and heirloom-filled home.

Just above Rosita Missoni’s bed hangs an Impressionist-style oil painting by the 20th-century French artist Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Set in a gilded frame, it depicts a garden scene of bursting red, white and orange blooms and takes up almost the entire wall. That the Missoni matriarch, who co-founded the namesake Italian fashion house — best known for its rainbow-hued, chevron-patterned knits — with her husband, Ottavio Missoni, in 1953, sleeps beneath a work that is so bold and vibrant makes a lot of sense. The piece also goes well with the Missoni patchwork

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