MILAN — Luca Ragonese, a design director at Bally, has died, the Switzerland-based company confirmed on Friday. He was 37.

The cause of death could not be learned.

Ragonese died at his home in Milan this month. He had been in charge of Bally’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections and the men’s footwear collection.

“It is with great sadness that Bally announces the passing of Luca Ragonese. Luca was a much-loved and valued member of the Bally team, and he will be deeply missed,” the company said in a statement Friday.

Ragonese had been with Bally for three and a half years. Before joining Bally, he had been fashion coordinator at Ferragamo from 1999 to 2002, and had previously worked as John Galliano’s senior assistant in Paris.

Survivors could not be identified.

This story first appeared in the June 19, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus