Gianfranco Ferré was an Italian fashion designer. He began his career in 1970 by designing accessories and launched his signature collection for women in 1978. His first men's collection appeared in 1982, followed in 1986 by his first couture collection in Rome. Ferré became the stylistic director of Christian Dior, Paris in 1989.
Tina Turner bought approximately in 1986 one of his dress in two different colors, one of them she wore at her 50th birthday party 1989 in London and the other one over ten years later at the Zurich Opera Ball in 2001.