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Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto
Born J. Vincent Camuto
c. 1940
New York, New York, U.S.
Nationality Italian American
Occupation Fashion designer
Spouse(s) Louise Camuto
Labels Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto (born c. 1940) is an American women’s footwear designer who is known for co-founding the women's fashion brand Nine West. As of 2013, he is CEO/Chief Creative Officer of the fashion company Camuto Group,


In 1978, Vince Camuto co-founded the Nine West Group Inc., and served as its creative director. In 1993, he was appointed CEO as the company was taken public. In 1999, Nine West was sold to Jones Apparel Group.

In August 2001, Camuto established Camuto Group, which provides design, sourcing, marketing and production services retailers. The following year, he launched four footwear brands for Dillard’s Department Stores, including Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, Nurture, and Michelle D. Later that year, he acquired the footwear licenses for BCBG, Max Azria, and BCBGirls. In 2005, he launched his namesake footwear line, Vince Camuto. Closely thereafter in 2006, he partnered with Tory Burch to launch her footwear collection and collaborated with her to create the Reva ballet flat. In 2009, the company added Lucky Brand Jeans footwear and kensiegirl footwear to its portfolio and later launched a handbag collection.

In 2005, Camuto purchased the master license for Jessica Simpson.[1] Two years later, he opened the first Jessica Simpson Collection shop-in-shop at Macy’s Herald Square, New York. Additional shops have opened in other cities. As of February 2014, the brand is worth USD$1 billion.[1]

Personal life

Camuto is married to Miss Sweden 1989 and Miss Universe first runner-up Louise Camuto.

Camuto supports charities including Ronald McDonald House,[2] St. Jude's Hospital, Leukemia Society of America and The Domestic Abuse Awareness Foundation. In addition, he serves on the board of Wish-And-A-Smile, an organization dedicated to supporting numerous children's charities.[3]


  1. ^ a b Henning, Kristen (18 February 2014). "FN Spy the Magazine: Jessica Simpson Soars". WWD. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
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