Clothing and shoe designer, born 1944. First worked as a jewelry and accessory designer, presenting his first clothing designs in 1978. First haute couture collection, 1986. Named designer for House of Dior, 1989. Lars Nilsson, previously with Nina Ricci and Bill Blass was named Creative Director in Sept. 2007, after Ferr's death, but only lasted until February 2008. The Ferre label continues under designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi (2011).