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Nino Cerruti - one of the great Italian designers and fashion entrepreneurs - has died aged 91. Reports say he passed away in hospital in Piedmont where he had checked in for a hip operation. Image caption, Nino Cerruti pictured in 1989. He always insisted on trying on his own creations first. Many of them were kept at the textile factory his grandfather founded in the town of Biella in 1881. "I have always dressed the same person, myself," he once said, according to AFP news agency. With his experience in producing excellent fabrics at his family's textile mill, Cerruti went into the clothing business in the late 1950s. Image caption, With a model in Capri in September 1968. He opened his first boutique in Paris in 1967. Full story

15 January