Legendary Footwear Designer Vince Camuto Dies at 78

January 22, 2015 5:31 PM

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Vince Camuto, legendary women's footwear designer, died at home in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday of cancer. He was 78 years old.

His career began at age 18 when he answered customer complaints at I. Miller, but the iconic designer ultimately built a women's shoes empire when he co-founded Nine West with former business partner Jerome Fisher in 1978 and eventually sold it to Jones Apparel Group in 1999. He then went on to esta...

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