TOP PRIZE: Rosita Missoni, Brooks Brothers chairman and chief executive officer Claudio Del Vecchio and Simonetta Stronati, ceo of children’s wear brand Simonetta SpA, have received the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro, one of the highest honors bestowed by the president of the Italian Republic.

They are the three fashion industry representatives out of the 25 total new Cavalieri from different Italian sectors, ranging from telecommunications and pharmaceuticals to banking and insurance.

This story first appeared in the May 28, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Ottavio Missoni, Valentino Garavani, Blumarine designer Anna Molinari, Brunello Cucinelli, Alessandro Benetton and the head of the Italian Chamber of Fashion, Mario Boselli, are just some of the distinction’s previous recipients.

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