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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
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Producer's wife pays $12K for his script

Producer's wife pays $12K for his script

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Film producer Al Ruddy's wife confirmed she paid $12,000 at a Las Vegas charity auction for "The Godfather" script Ruddy had autographed.

PETA protests Armani use of rabbit fur

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Animal rights activists demonstrated at one of Italy's leading fashion houses Tuesday, accusing Giorgio Armani of reneging on a promise to avoid fur.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 11, 2008.
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Luxury market unscathed, Del Vecchio says

MILAN, Italy, May 8 (UPI) -- Italy's second richest man said the current economic slowdown has had no effect on luxury spending.
Celebrities flock to Met gala

Celebrities flock to Met gala

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Dozens of stars helped New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrate the Costume Institute's new exhibit "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy."

Armani says he is open to partnership

MILAN, Italy, April 16 (UPI) -- Italian fashion giant Giorgio Armani said Wednesday his company is open to a partnership, but not a public sale or an equity group takeover.

Acter Ioan Gruffudd married in Mexico

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- British movie stars Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans have married in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Haute couture fashion presented in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- French designer Jean Paul Gaultier used religion to inspire his designs while Giorgio Armani looked to India for his collection, presented in Paris.

Report: Cruise too heavy for wedding suit

ROME, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Days before he is to marry actress Katie Holmes in Italy, "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise is having trouble fitting into his wedding suit, a report said.

Armani weighs in on too-thin models

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Italian fashion icon Giorgio Armani is speaking out against overly skinny models on the catwalks of Europe's fashion centers.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in Italy

ROME, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have arrived in Rome, Italy, with daughter, Suri, and Cruise's children, Isabella and Connor, in tow. The family moved into to five-star Hotel Hassler Roma, located at the top of the Spanish Steps and was overrun with fans and

Cruise and Holmes to wed in Italy

ROME, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have decided to get married Nov. 18 in Italy, a publicist for Cruise confirmed to E! News.
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Giorgio Armani
A model takes to the catwalk with an outfit by Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani during the presentation of his 2007 Spring/Summer Haute Couture collection in Paris, January 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Giorgio Armani (born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1974, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.691 billion, and a personal fortune of $5 billion.

From 1961 to 1970, Armani worked as an assistant designer in well-known fashion house Nino Cerruti, for his mens wear brand "Hitman," after which he left to pursue freelance work. In 1974, with his partner Sergio Galeotti, he established Armani with a menswear label, introducing a womenswear line in 1975. His sister Rosanna Armani joined him in the company; Galeotti died of a heart attack in 1985 at his home in Milan.

Armani achieved his international breakthrough by tailoring for numerous Hollywood names and especially for Richard Gere in the title role of American Gigolo in 1980. In 2001, Forbes named him the most successful Italian designer, estimating his net worth at $1.7 billion; in giving him the same title five years later, the magazine estimated his fortune had grown to $4.1 billion.

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