Designer Vince Camuto Dies at 78

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GREENWICH, Conn. — The fashion world has lost another great one. Famed women’s shoe designer Vince Camuto has died. He was 78.

Camuto passed away at his Connecticut home Wednesday following a long battle with cancer.

The iconic New York native built an empire by co-founding the Nine West brand and eventually selling it for $900 million in 1999.

He then founded Camuto Group in 2001, growing it into a multi-billion dollar empire with shoes, handbags and dresses in top department stores.

Camuto leaves behind a wife and five children.