I'd prefer a real partner, best with a group which already knows us, has a connection with our group and wants to engage in a full relationshipArmani says he is open to partnership Apr 16, 2008
When I am asked by a friend to make a wedding wardrobe, it goes straight to my heartCruise and Holmes to wed in Italy Nov 07, 2006
I can confirm that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have asked Giorgio Armani to design their official wedding attire for their upcoming marriageGiorgio Armani to make Katie Holmes' dress Oct 19, 2006
I am approaching the launch of this Web site with the same attention to detail and the same commitment as when I open a new boutique. This, however, is our virtual store and it has been designed to take advantage of all the benefits that the Internet now offers in terms of communication and commerceArmani launches global 'Beauty' Web site Dec 09, 2005
I have people who have been with me for 25 years -- not highly paid geniuses who move from one company to another leaving no trace behind themArmani admonishes fashion world Dec 05, 2003
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.