Vince Camuto Dies At 78 After Long Battle With Cancer, Vince, along with business partner Jerome Fisher, started Nine West, which has become one of the world’s most popular women’s footwear shops. As well as stylish shoes, Nine West stocks handbags, sunglasses, outerwear, jewellery, hats, scarves and belts.
Camuto’s own name brand has 30 stores across the US, is sold in nearly all major US retailers and in another 62 countries globally.
He also launched the footwear brand of American singer Jessica Simpson, acting as her business mentor int the development of the now multi-million dollar brand.
Simpson shared a picture on Instagram of herself alongside the designer and his wife with the quote:
“It is never about one person. It’s the teams you put in place. Without the right people, you’re nowhere” – Vince 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.”
Camuto is survived by his wife Louise and five children.