72063273.jpgThe fashion industry is again in mourning with the sad news that designer Gianfranco Ferré has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage overnight. The man they called the "architect of fashion" for his sculptured silhouettes died in a Milan hospital at the age of 62. He is credited with helping to boost the Italian fashion industry during the '80s and '90s. His most famous clients included Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana.

"A civil man. The image that comes to my mind when thinking of Gianfranco Ferré: A man of dignity and calm with a sense of responsibility which always accompanied him," remembered Giorgio Armani.

A statement regarding his label's menswear show due to take place this coming Sunday is expected to be made soon.

[via WWD] [Image: Getty]