Pronovias wedding dress designer, Manuel Mota, dies at 46

MADRID – The Spanish clothes designer Manuel Mota, creative director of deluxe wedding dress maker Pronovias, has died aged 46, the company said on Wednesday.

Mota was the creative force in the global wedding dress brand for 23 years and made bridal gowns for celebrities, such as model Penny Lancaster when she married singer Rod Stewart.

Manuel Mota was Creative Director at Pronovias for 23 years

“The Pronovias Family has lost one of their most beloved members,” said the president of the group Alberto Palatchi, in a statement that gave no details of the cause of Mota’s death.

El Pais newspaper said he was found dead at home in Sitges, near Barcelona where the company is based, and that police were investigating.

“The memory of his collections, his shows, his hard work, his talent and his passion will remain with us forever,” Palatchi added.

“Manuel was a great man, a great colleague, a great artist and, above all, a great person.”

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