Remembering Elio Fiorucci

Remembering Fiorucci

Fashion designer Elio Fiorucci, who passed away on July 20th, 2015, was a multifaceted visionary who dressed the disco set—his New York store was known as the “daytime Studio 54”—and collaborated with artists like Keith Haring and Antonio Lopez. Here, a look back at a few of the late designer’s most memorable moments.


In the early ‘60s, Elio Fiorucci began thinking about bringing wares from London’s Carnaby Street to Milan. He opened his first store on the city’s Galleria Passerella in 1968. Here, the designer poses with a few of his latest shoes in 1972.

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The Fiorucci store becomes known for its epic parties—and famous guests, like Andy Warhol and Holly Woodlawn, who attended its 1978 Disco Party.

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The store held fashion shows, too. Models show off their looks in a faux fight at the Beverly Hills store in 1979.

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Bebe Buell and Stiv Bators (of the Dead Boys) attend a Blondie party at the store in Beverly Hills.

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Decked out by designer wares and its Italo Lupi-crafted logo, the brand unveils its new headquarters in Milan.

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Inside Fiorucci HQ.

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Though Fiorucci left the company in 2001, his legacy lives on through collaborations with everyone from Naomi Campbell to IKEA.

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