Anthony Muto, American fashion designer, Died at 81

Anthony Muto died on December 16, 2015.

He was an American fashion designer.

Muto work was featured in books, on display in museums and worn by several first ladies, according to Enquirer archives.

Anthony Muto had his own label, called ‘Marita by Anthony Muto’, along with working for firms like Albert Nipon, Koos Van Den Akker (who Simon Doonan calls “the patchwork god of the 70s”), Arkay Juniors.

Anthony was honored for his designs for First Lady Betty Ford by the Parsons School of Design, in 1976.

Anthony Muto has dressed First Ladies, like Lady Byrd Johnson, Rosalynn Carter and Barbara Bush.

Muto frequently spoke as a guest critic for UC fashion design students.

Know as the Seventh Avenue designer.

The University of Cincinnati fashion design program named him in 2003 the “Year of Anthony Muto,” out of gratitude for his support and critiques.

The 2003 honor for Muto at UC reflected all he contributed to the fashion world and to DAAP.

He left behind, his daughter Maude Cangiolosi, two sons, Anthony Jr. and Christopher and two granddaughters Christina and Molly Cangiolosi.

Anthony Muto passed away at 81 yrs old due to a heart failure.