Photo: Tommy Ton
Francesco was one of the kindest men I've ever encountered in the fashion industry. When I was going to the Milan and Paris shows and knew nobody, he'd always make an effort to come sit next to me on the bus or talk to me at a show. That kind of gentlemanly quality is rare. He'll be sorely, sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family in Paris and Milan. RIP.