It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of designer Vince Camuto. He was 78. Jessica Simpson seemingly broke the news on her Instagram with a photo of herself and Camuto.
"Thank you, Vince, for the humble power that has taken me everywhere. You are my mentor, my family, the creator of all my dreams. I will forever walk in your shoes...you made them. #brokenheart"- Jessica Simpson
Camuto, who passed away from cancer, started the Nine West Group Inc. and went onto acquire major shoe licenses. Some notable ones are BCBG, Tory Burch, Lucky Brand and Jessica Simpson. His brand is said to be worth about a billion dollars. I have been a fan of his shoes since I started Three Ice Cubes in 2011 as well as his perfume, Vince Camuto. He has an amazing jewelry line which can be found at Macy's stores. My mother, not a perfume wearer but more into cologne, actually lives in his scent. His designs were always classy yet charming and sophisticated but playful. To say good-bye to him is to say good-bye to an icon that is gone way too soon. There is no way to express my sadness as a fan for this loss! We wish his family, friends and all who loved him that absolute best and send them our heartfelt condolences.