The Missoni company has released the below statement, confirming that Vittorio Missoni, CEO of Italy’s iconic Missoni fashion house, and Maurizia Castiglioni, his wife, are missing in Venezuela:
“The Missoni company today confirms that Vittorio Missoni and his wife are missing in Venezuela. The small plane they were travelling on has disappeared. This is all the information currently available. We are relying on the work of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all the institutions involved, to whom we are gratetful for the prompt activities in the research. As more information becomes available the company will issue further statements. The company asks the press to kindly respect the family’s privacy at this time.”
A small plane carrying Missoni, along with his wife, friends, and a small crew, went missing in Venezuela on Saturday. The plane, only chartered for a 95-mile flight, went missing not long after takeoff. No wreckage has been found.