Granddaughter of Ottavio Missoni, who founded her family’s fashion house, Margherita Missoni is an ambassador for the house, muse to her mother Angela Missoni, and the occasional face of Missoni. In 2010 Missoni became accessories director at the brand, and is poised to follow in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps. She told The Telegraph, “I wouldn’t make the same clothes that my mum made, or my grandma, but we have the same taste.”
Missoni began to work for the company as its ambassador whilst still in her teens. The Italian elected to attend Columbia University in New York, to study philosophy. Although Missoni would go on to study theatre instead, she acted in Jean Genet’s stage production of The Maids, her move to New York increased the heiress’ profile and she was regularly featured in the fashion press wearing Missoni.
Missoni described becoming the face of the family brand as “a natural evolution,” to Fashion Week Daily. She first appeared in campaigns for the brand in 2006
Missoni has appeared on the cover of Jalouse and in Elle Mexico.
Missoni married Eugenio Amos, a racing car driver, in June 2012; the couple are expecting their first child together.