Views & Clues
What do you
think?
Event Style
Diana Ross
Closet Voyeur
Lifestyles
Fashion Spotlight
Padma Lakshmi
Celebrity
Purple Rain
Store Focus
Rogan Gregory
Designer
Simon Le Bon
Celebrity
Emerging
Designer
Lanvy

Fashionpedia

Giorgio Armani

ďIíve tried to find a new elegance. Itís not easy because people want to be shocked. They want explosive fashion. But explosions donít last, they disappear immediately and leave nothing but ashes.Ē

Giogio Armani is one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. He studied for two years to become a doctor before finally deciding to take on the world of fashion. He joined Nino Cerruti as a designer in 1961 and it was here that he was able to experiment for nine years with the cut and cloth of menswear. He finally decided to go freelance and was assisted by business partner Sergio Galetti. After realizing his talent, he launched his own menswear collection and only a year later released a womenswear collection as well. His unstructured yet tailored style created with the softest fabrics won him many CFDA awards. Giorgio was the first designer to start dressing Hollywood stars and he also helped invent the global fashion business term: lifestyle. His name and label has branched out to many aspects of the design world, including homewear, cosmetics and a very successful fragrance. Armani is now a byword of the high life of designer fashion. One of his latest projects was collaborating with a Japanese architect to design a headquarters, gallery and theatre, which is where he now shows all of his collections. Armani was also noted for building a mansion on the Caribbean island of Antigua, and being among the first designers to ban models with a body mass index (BMI) under 18, after model Ana Carolina Reston starved herself to death due to anorexia nervosa. In 2001, Forbes named Giorgio Armani the most successful Italian designer, estimating his net worth at $1.7 billion. The following year he was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 2005, Armani was named the "Best Dressed Environmentalist" by the Sustainable Style Foundation. In 2006, he designed the ceremonial Italian flag-bearers' outfits at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Turin, Italy.

Life facts:
Giorgio believes in truth, to be true to himself, his customers and those who have worked for him over the years. This mind set helps Giorgio to obtain his ultimate goal, which is to secure the future of his company. The world offers many different inspirations and he gathers his from travel, cinema, music, art, architecture and diversity. He takes pride in designing for the customer and Giorgio finds evolution a better philosophy than revolution.

 

Return to Fashionpedia

Invite a friend

Closet Chatter

I love Miss Ross aka The BOSS! She has so much class and grace not like some of the artists today.
Yes Cuz, you look great. Please send me some workout tips!
Wow. Moniette, you are in amazing shape! You must live in the gym!
What is everyone wearing for the 4th of July? I have a couple of options. I will post because I can't decide which one to wear. I will create of couple of outfits hopefully you all will tell me which you like.

Recently Updated


jagana

gracie99

TeriBeth

homeschoolma

Tall Guy

swbigfan
Invite a friend
 
Invite a friend