To rise from the vestiges of poverty and establish one of the most well-known and pioneering fashion brands in the world is a complete fairy tale like. A look into Leonardo Del Vecchio’s life and we will know that this cannot be entirely a fiction material.
One of the Italy’s most celebrated fashion icons and businessmen, Del Vecchio was born in Milan and given away to an orphanage by his mother as she was not able to support him. His father had passed away five months before his birth, and the story of the owner of one of the greatest fashion brands from Italy began from poverty.
After being abandoned by his parents, Del Vecchio began working as a dye and tool maker but decided to utilize those skills to make spectacle parts. After moving to what is known as the spectacle capital of Italy, Agordo, Del Vecchio began his own spectacle brand known as Luxottica.