By  on April 14, 2012

MILAN — Keith Varty, who made Byblos a fashion-forward brand in the Eighties and put it on the map internationally, died in Italy on Thursday night from complications of cancer. He was 60 years old and had been ill for about a year.

Varty is survived by his longtime partner, Alan Cleaver, the other half of the designing duo at the helm of Byblos. The funeral will be held today in Sirolo, in Italy’s Marche region, where the designers lived.

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