Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian luxury fashion house, specialized in men’s clothing. Founded in 1910, it is now managed by the fourth generation of the Zegna family and remains in family ownership. As well as producing suits for its own labels, it manufactures suits for labels such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. Effective July 1, 2011 Ermenegildo Zegna has signed an agreement with Estée Lauder Companies Inc. The new license provides Estée Lauder Companies Inc. exclusive global rights to market fragrances and develop new cosmetics under the Ermenegildo Zegna Group’s brands, thereby replacing the previous partnership with YSL Beauté. As one of the biggest global producers of fine fabrics (2.3 million metres per year), Zegna has been active in promoting improvements in wool production around the world.