Monday, 5 December 2011
Giorgio Armani is the worlds richest fashion brand with sales in excess of $3 billion. Born July 11, 1934, in Piacenza, Northern Italy, Armani has become one of the worlds most recognisable brands. He attended medical school for 2 years before joining the prestigious Italian department store, La Rinascente, as a window dresser.
From the early 1960s until 1970 he joined Nina Cerruti as a designer, Armani then became freelance with his business partner Sergio Galeotti he then started his menswear label in 1974. He gradually adapted his designs for women and introduced his first ladies wear line in 1975.
In the 1980s, the Armani "power suit" for men and women came to symbolise an era of international economic boom. In 1982, Armani became the first fashion designer to appear on the cover of Time magazine since Christian Dior in the 1940s. He was one of the first designers to approach celebrities to wear his designs, these included Jackie O, Sofia Lauren, Mick Jagger, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster.
His range now encompasses everything from a number of separate Armani fashion labels, home-wares, eyewear and cosmetics. Armani has also designed for the theatre, for numerous sports teams and stars and also the Armani Lounge at Chelsea football club.
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