39 Facts About Giorgio Armani


Giorgio Armani first gained notoriety working for Cerruti and then for many others, including Allegri, Bagutta and Hilton.


Giorgio Armani formed his company, Armani, in 1975, which eventually expanded into music, sport and luxury hotels.


Giorgio Armani is the richest openly bisexual person in the world.


Giorgio Armani was born in the northern Italian town of Piacenza, where he was raised with his older brother Sergio and younger sister Rosanna by his mother Maria Raimondi and father Ugo Giorgio Armani.


Giorgio Armani enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan, but in 1953 after attending for three years, he left and joined the army.


Giorgio Armani eventually decided to look for a different career path.


Giorgio Armani went on to become a seller for the menswear department.

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Giorgio Armani's skills were in demand, and for the next decade, while continuing to work for Cerutti, Armani freelanced, contributing designs to as many as ten manufacturers at a time.


The international press was quickly acknowledge Giorgio Armani's importance following the runway shows at the Sala Bianca in the Pitti Palace in Florence.


The experience allowed Giorgio Armani to develop his style in new ways.


Giorgio Armani produced a women's line for the same season.


The information provided by The Museum of Modern Art gives an example of how Giorgio Armani supported the New York show, Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet in 1990.


Although, Pasoilini was known for a plethora of things, knowing that he created works mostly in the form of film or writing it does show another side of Giorgio Armani demonstrating an example of his appreciation of the arts'.


Giorgio Armani established an innovative relationship with the fashion industry, characterized by the 1978 agreement with Gruppo Finanzario Tessile, which made it possible to produce luxury ready-to-wear in a manufacturing environment under the attentive supervision of the company's designer.


Giorgio Armani felt that a relationship with the cinema was essential, both for promotional reasons and for the stimulus to creativity.


Giorgio Armani had the honor to produce his work for the infamous film American Gigolo, specifically for the actor Richard Gere who played the character Julian Kaye.


Giorgio Armani designed costumes for more than one hundred films, one of the most important of which was The Untouchables.


In 1998 Giorgio Armani hosted a party for Clapton's Crossroads guitar auction.


Giorgio Armani prepared to break into the Chinese market by opening up his first store in that country in 1998.


In 2000, Giorgio Armani SpA was introducing new lines of cosmetics and home furnishings, and expanding its line of accessories.


Giorgio Armani has had on an international level in regarding his past.


In 2008, Giorgio Armani designed the bullfighting costume, called the "Goyesco", worn by Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordonez at the "Corrida Goyesca" in Ronda, Spain.


In 2011, Giorgio Armani became the first luxury designer to accept Livia Firth's Green Carpet Challenge to highlight sustainable fashion, designing a dress for her out of recycled plastics and fabrics.


Giorgio Armani has an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $8.1 billion as of 2017.


In 2015, Giorgio Armani was an artist that was a part of the Paris Photo Public Programme.

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In 2001 Giorgio Armani was acclaimed as the most successful designer of Italian origin.


Giorgio Armani was the first designer to ban models with a body mass index under 18, after model Ana Carolina Reston starved herself to death due to anorexia nervosa.


Giorgio Armani has designed many stage outfits for pop superstar Lady Gaga, including those worn on her record-breaking Monster Ball Tour and Born This Way Ball Tour.


Giorgio Armani has designed for many high-profile award shows, such as the 52nd Grammy Awards and the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.


Giorgio Armani would be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the interior design and style of the hotels.


Giorgio Armani is the president of the Olimpia Milano basketball team, and an Inter Milan fan.


Giorgio Armani has twice designed suits for the England national football team.


Giorgio Armani has since designed suits worn by players of the London club Chelsea since August 2007.


Giorgio Armani designed the Italian flag bearers' outfits at the opening ceremony at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and designed Italy's Olympic uniforms for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


Chelsea commissioned Giorgio Armani to create a new look for its Directors' Suite at Stamford Bridge.


Giorgio Armani will provide official and travel ensembles to members of the team in return for brand exposure and association with the world's number one brand and most popular motorsport team.


Giorgio Armani is an intensely private man, but has publicly identified as bisexual.


Giorgio Armani had a longstanding relationship with his business partner, the fashion designer Sergio Galeotti, who died of a heart attack in 1985.


Giorgio Armani has some relatives in the United States as well.