or Gildo Zegna
() is a leading Italian
fashion house, specialing in men's clothing. and remains in family ownership. As well as producing suits for its own labels, it manufactures suits for labels such as Gucci
, Yves Saint Laurent
and Tom Ford
. Conversely YSL Beauté markets a fragrance called ESSENZA DI Zegna, Zegna has been active in promoting improvements in wool
production around the world.
Ermenegildo Zegna founded the company in 1910 in Trivero
in the Biellese Prealps
. Zegna quickly gained a reputation for producing fine quality wool suits
, and by the end of the 1930s, the outfitter employed 1,000 workers. 1938 saw the first sales in the United States
, although exports were not helped by high prices and the privations of war.
When Ermenegildo's sons Aldo (born 1920) and Angelo (born 1924) joined the company in 1942, it was renamed Ermenegildo Zegna and Sons. By 1955, the company employed 1,400 workers.
Ermenegildo died in 1966 at the age of 74. Aldo and Angelo took over the business and two years later they launched... Read More