Deeply woven into the Missoni family lifestyle is their love for color, kin and fashion. By revolutionizing knitwear they proved you could blend elegance with enthusiasm and spontaneity with sophistication. The classic Missoni style is such a unique trademark that it can be recognized and admired all over the world and is adored by fashionistas and museums, making each design a collector’s piece.
Easy glamour, zero pretention and genuine care for the things that make up the perfect kaleidoscope of life, Missoni family’s entertaining is deeply infused with the same values, and their dinner parties have become one of the most coveted invitations of fashion week. Lush and informal at the same time, a Missoni feast is not just a blender of style with four generations of family wearing Missoni — it’s a smorgasbord of tastes, scents, and colors.
Deeply in touch with nature and nurture, the family always prepares large dinners. Whether the meal is for twenty or two hundred, it always features family recipes curated for the season and for the occasion—recipes that have now become legendary. And just as Missoni fans around the world collect the brand’s iconic zigzags, Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of Missoni’s creative director, Angela Missoni, collects family recipes — and as it turns out, the family’s cuisine is just as singular as their style.
The 32-year-old heir to the fashion house has a healthy respect for tradition and an even healthier appetite for his mother’s cooking, as he apparently drives one hour off Milan every weekend, just to get his culinary fix. With The Missoni Family Cookbook, he chronicles the Missoni culinary customs, opening up the door into the home of the family, together with their star guests, like Quincy Jones, a very close family friend who had penned the forward of the book.
About the author: Francesco Maccapani Missoni is the son of Angela Missoni and Marco Maccapani and the grandson of Tai and Rosita Missoni, founders of the eponymous fashion brand. He was born in 1985 and grew up in the countryside outside Milan, surrounded by his boisterous extended family. He studied architecture in college and is passionate about design, film, and contemporary art.
The Missoni Family Cookbook: Foreword by Quincy Jones, introduction by Francesco Maccapani Missoni, published by Assouline www.assouline.com