Fashion Designer

Enrico Coveri, 38, an Italian fashion designer known for his use of bright colors and sequins whose work became a worldwide business worth an estimated $180 million, died Dec. 7 at his home in Florence. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Coveri became a success in his early 20s, designing women's clothes with simple, free lines. He often worked with knits and was known for tunics covered with large spangles.

He also produced a perfume called Paillettes, named for the spangles, and designed collections for men and children. In 1982 he produced his first sport collection, which included a line of jeans.


Canadian Painter

Jean-Paul Lemieux, 86, a Canadian painter whose work was exhibited widely across North America and in the prime minister's residence in Ottawa, died Dec. 7 at a hospital in Montreal. The cause of death was not reported.

He was a 1968 recipient of the Order of Canada.

Mr. Lemieux, who was born in Quebec City, was particularly known for his landscapes, reflecting the appearance of Quebec in the 1950s. In 1985, he published a limited edition French-English collection of prints -- one for each Canadian province and territory.


Italian Banker

Rinaldo Ossola, 77, former director-general of the Italian central bank who also had served as Italy's foreign trade minister in successive governments headed by Premier Giulio Andreotti from 1976 to 1979, died Dec. 7 in Rome. The cause of death was not reported.

As foreign trade minister, he was known for a law that reformed Italy's foreign trade regulations and encouraged exports.