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MASSIMO OSTI IS BORN ON 17 JUNE IN BARICELLA (BOLOGNA) TO MARINO OSTI AND GABRIELLA TONTI. THIRD CHILD AFTER FRANCO AND ANNA. IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER HIS FATHER MARINO DIES, VICTIM OF A BOMBING.

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HAVING FINISHED SECONDARY SCHOOL MASSIMO ABANDONS HIS STUDIES TO WORK AS A SALESMAN FOR PIRELLI.

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RECEIVES HIS DIPLOMA IN COMMERCIAL GRAPHIC DESIGN AFTER FOLLOWING “CEDIS” NIGHT COURSES.

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OPENS THE ADVERTISING AGENCY CD2 IN BOLOGNA WITH HIS FRIENDS LUCIO FESTI AND GIORGIO SGORBATI.

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DESIGNS HIS FIRST LINE OF PRINTED T-SHIRTS FOR THE BRAND CHOMP CHOMP, WHICH HE CREATES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LUCIO FESTI. PRODUCTION IS HOUSED IN CREVALCORE (BOLOGNA).

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FOUNDS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RAIMONDO CATTABRIGA, OM DIFFUSION S.R.L. WHICH WILL PRODUCE THE FIRST COLLECTION OF THE CHESTER PERRY LINE. THE COMPANY IS HOUSED IN CREVALCORE (BOLOGNA).

ON 23 NOVEMBER HE MARRIES DANIELA FACCHINATO.

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CREATES THE FIRST “URBAN DOWN JACKET”. O.M. DIFFUSION BECOMES CHESTER PERRY S.R.L. AND MOVES To RAVARINO (MODENA).

ON 6 FEBRUARY HIS FIRST SON, LORENZO, IS BORN IN BOLOGNA.

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CHESTER PERRY ESTABLISHES ITSELF OVERSEAS, PARTICULARLY IN GERMANY.

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FIRST COLLECTION OF FACTORY LABEL KNITWEAR PRODUCED BY CHESTER PERRY.

ON 23 SEPTEMBER HIS DAUGHTER AGATA IS BORN IN BOLOGNA.

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THE CHESTER PERRY BRAND BECOMES C.P. COMPANY AND IS REGISTERED AS AN S.P.A.

FIRST C.P. COMPANY BABY COLLECTION.

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THE COMPANY GROWS LARGER AND MOVES ITS WAREHOUSE TO A LARGE GEODESIC DOME.

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FIRST BONEVILLE COLLECTION, PRODUCED BY C.P. COMPANY S.P.A. WHICH ALREADY PRODUCES 600 000 GARMENTS A YEAR AND IS SOLD IN 500 SHOPS IN ITALY AND ANOTHER 200 OVERSEAS. A FIRE DESTROYS THE GEODESIC DOME CONTAINING THE ARCHIVES AND PRODUCT READY TO BE DELIVERED. THE BIELLA GROUP TRABALDO TOGNA BUYS A STAKE IN THE COMPANY FROM RAIMONDO CATTABRIGA AND BECOMES THE 50% SHAREHOLDER OF C.P. COMPANY S.P.A.

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FIRST STONE ISLAND COLLECTION, DESIGNED ENTIRELY FROM “TELA STELLA”.

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FIRST STONE ISLAND COLLECTION IN “RASO GOMMATO”.

SELLS HIS SHARES IN C.P. COMPANY S.P.A. TO ITALIANA MANIFATTURE.

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THE SHARES SOLD TO ITALIANA MANIFATTURE ARE BOUGHT BY GRUPPO FINANZIARIO TESSILE (GFT). MASSIMO ABANDONS THE DIRECT MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY IN ORDER TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE CREATIVE ASPECT OF THE PRODUCT NEVERTHELESS REMAINING PRESIDENT OF 
C.P. COMPANY S.P.A.

FOUNDS THE MASSIMO OSTI STUDIO AND MOVES FROM THE FACTORY OF CREVALCORE TO THE HILLS OF BOLOGNA TOGETHER WITH HIS ARCHIVE WHICH ALREADY CONTAINS 7000 USED MILITARY AND WORK GARMENTS.

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THE FIRST ISSUE OF “C.P. company MAGAZINE” IS SOLD AT NEWSTANDS.

EXPERIMENTS WITH A FORMAL SUMMERWEAR COLLECTION with the name “COAST TO COAST”.

the ceo of g.f.t., marco rivetti is made managing director of c.p. company s.p.a. and works in harmony with massimo until 1991.

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THE NEW C.P. COLLECTION LINE OF FORMAL CLOTHING IS PRESENTED IN the studio MARCONI gallery OF MILAN.

C.P. COMPANY S.P.A. PRODUCES A TOTAL OF 1 200 000 GARMENTS PER YEAR (A QUARTER OF WHICh ARE STONE ISLAND). 35% OF THE PRODUCT IS SOLD OVERSEAS.

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CREATES THE FIRST “ICE JACKET” FOR STONE ISLAND.

INTRODUCES THE NEW MATERIALS “RUBBER WOOL” AND “RUBBER FLAX” IN C.P. COMPANY AND “VELVET WOOl” IN C.P. COLLECTION.

HE IS INVITED TO EXHIBIT HIS WORK IN A LARGE SCALE SHOW AT THE REICHSTAG OF BERLIN AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY ON THE OCCASION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTh OF industrial garment MANUFACTURING AND THE 750TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CITY.

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SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS HE FINANCEs, in collaboration with the singer sting, A DOCUMENTARY ON AMAZONIAN TRIBES OF THE XINGU NATIONAL PARK for the rainforest foundation.

SPONSORS THE DESIGN AND REALIZATION OF AN ELECTRIC RACE CAR.

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C.P. COMPANY JAPAN IS CREATED, A JOINT-VENTURE BETWEEN C.P. COMPANY, GFT ENTERPRISES OF JAPAN, MASSIMO OSTI, MITSU AND SANWA TRADIng.

C.P. COMPANY SPORTSWEAR INC. IS CREATED IN NEW YORK. 1250 STORES SELL THE collections OF MASSIMO OSTI IN ITALY, 510 OVERSEAS, IN europe, USA, CANADA, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA.

IS COMMISSIONED TO PROPOSE A SERIES OF DESIGNS FOR THE NEW VESPA motor scooter.

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CREATES THE FIRST “ICE JACKET CAMOUFLAGE” FOR STONE ISLAND.

MOVES HIS STUDIO TO A LARGE 30S BRICK WALL GRANARY, WHICH HE RENOVATES, ON VIA ZANARDI IN BOLOGNA.

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OPENS THE FIRST C.P. COMPANY STORE IN THE FAMOUS FLATIRON BUILDING in NEW YORK.

CREATES THE first “REFLECTIVE JACKET” FOR STONE ISLAND.

THE CONTINUATIVE GARMENTS COLLECTION IS INTRODUCED INTO THE C.P. COMPANY RANGE.

IS ELECTED CITY COUNCILMAN IN BOLOGNA, AS AN INDEPENDENT OF THE democratic party of the left, AND MEMBER OF the “CONSTITUENTe democratica” GROUP togheter with philosopher Stefano Bonaga and semiologist Omar Calabrese.

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in january terminates his duties WITHIN C.P. COMPANY S.P.A. WHICH HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO SPORTSWEAR COMPANY S.P.A. but REMAINS SOLE DESIGNER OF THE BRANDS C.P. COMPANY, C.P. COMPANY BABY, BONEVILLE AND STONE ISLAND.

in may MARCO RIVETTI CEDES all responsibilities at SPORTSWEAR COMPANY. HIS COUSIN CARLO RIVETTI becomes the new president.

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CREATES THE LABEL LEFT HAND TO DESIGN HIS FIRST COLLECTION REALISED OUTSIDE OF THE COMPANY HE FOUNDED. IT IS PRODUCED BY THE COMPANY DISMI 92 S.P.A. WHICH BELONGS TO THE ALLEGRI FAMILY.

PROMOTES An educational FILM program FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM LESS PRIVILEGED AREAS OF THE CITY.

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In autumn the last C.P. Company collection designed by Massimo is released.

DESIGNS A COLLECTION OF GARMENTS IN LEATHER FOR THE COMPANY VALDEMARCA.

HIS NEW COMPANY, PRODUCTION, IS FOUNDED WITH HEADQUARTERS in CARPI (modena).

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DESIGNS HIS FIRST MASSIMO OSTI PRODUCTION AND ST95 COLLECTIONS.

In spring the last Stone Island collection designed by Massimo is released.

SEPARATES FROM HIS WIFE DANIELA.

ON 12 MAY TERESA, his daughter with actress Isabella Ferrari, IS BORN.

HE COLLABORATES WITH THE DIRECTOR GABRIELE SALVATORES ON THE DESIGN OF COSTUMES FOR HIS FILM, “NIRVANA”.

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PRESENTS THE FIRST WOMEN’S COLLECTION OF MASSIMO OSTI PRODUCTION FOR A/W 1996-97 AT 10 CORSO COMO IN MILAN.

DESIGNS SEVERAL SPECIAL GARMENTS FOR THE SUPERGA COLLECTIONS OF A/W 1997-98 AND S/S 1998.

CREATES FAR EAST PROJECT, A MINI-COLLECTION ENTIRELY REALISED IN asia.

HIS ARCHIVE, OF GARMENTS BOTH VINTAGE AND OF HIS OWN DESIGN, CONTAINS 35 000 PIECES.

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AFTER ONLY three YEARS OF ACTIVITY, REGARDLESS OF ITS COMMERCIAL SUCCESS (sales of 25 BILLION LIRE P/A), PRODUCTION IS FORCED TO CLOSE.

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Designs the Massimo Osti collection for the new company om project, created specifically by fingen, of the fratini brothers of florence.

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DESIGNS THE LINE EQUIPMENT FOR LEGS FOR DOCKERS EUROPE.

THE MAGAZINE “ARENA HOMME PLUs” VOTES HIM “MOST INFLUENTIAL MAN IN MEN’S FASHION OF THE 90S”.

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DESIGNS THE LINES ICD AND ICD+ FOR LEVIS.

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PARTICIPATES, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF UNIVERSITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, IN A NATIONAL PROGRAM WHICH STUDIES THE MODIFICATION OF THE SUPERFICIAL PROPERTIES OF FABRICS.

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GIVES LIFE TO A PROJECT OF ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP, BAPTISED “CITOYEN”, TOGETHER WITH A GROUP OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND ARTISTS OF BOLOGNA.

ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES IN THE CREATION OF THE ORFEO tv PROJECT, THE FIRST FREE STREET TELEVISION NETWORK.

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CREATES MASSIMO OSTI DOUBLE USE, A KNITWEAR LINE IN REVERSIBLE CASHMERE.

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HE PLANS A PROJECT FOR A NEW LINE, BLUE WAY-ALTEREGO.

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ON 6 JUNE, AFTER TWO YEArS OF ILLNESS, HE DIES OF LUNG CANCER IN BOLOGNA, SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY, IN HIS HOUSE AT GAIBOLA, ON THE HILLS OF BOLOGNA.