LVMH announced today that it has taken a significant minority stake in RossiModa, the prestigious Italian shoe manufacturer that is currently owned and managed by Luigino, Diego, and Dino Rossi. The announcement follows news of a licensing agreement between the Christian Lacroix company and RossiModa for the spring/summer 2001 collection, in which the LVMH fashion group and RossiModa have decided to develop new partnerships to create, produce, and distribute collections for Givenchy and Emilio Pucci.