Sergio Rossi is an Italian women’s footwear specialist company founded in 1966 that also produces a limited range of men’s shoes, handbags and other accessories. The brand is renowned for its craftsmanship and feminine designs. The Sergio Rossi label was owned by the French Group Kering until it was sold to Italian buyout firm Investindustrial in 2015. Francesco Russo has been its Creative Directorsince October 2008. Christophe Mélard was appointed President and CEO of Sergio Rossi in May 2009 and left in 2014.