The Stefano Ricci company was founded by Stefano Ricci himself in the suburbs of Florence, Italy, in 1972 and gradually evolved from a tie designer to a complete designer brand by adding Jackets and Suits into their assortment in 1998. Currently, the founder Stefano Ricci (52%), his sons Filippo and Niccolo Ricci (each 16%), and Stefano Ricci's wife, Claudia Tagliaferri (16%), are managing and controlling the Stefano Ricci company (Stefano Ricci S.P.A).