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Loretta Caponi, embroidery artist in Florence
Loretta Caponi starts to embroidery when she was 9 years old. During the fifties she attended some fashion shows in Rome seeking new and elegant clients able to appreciate her style. During that period her artistic sensibility was influenced especially by the Florentine Culture environment. On 1967 she opened a little boutique in Borgo Ognissanti (Florence), then moved in the current location in Piazza Antinori. From this date the Loretta Caponi brand started accruing its international fame, including as clients Very Important People of international jet-sets: Lady Diana and Carlo Prince of England, the Rockefeller, the Kennedy, the Schlesinger, Mrs Kissinger, Sting, Jane Fonda and Madonna. Loretta Caponi died on July 16th of 2015 at the age of 91 years.