Sunday, October 11, 2009

Giorgio Armani:the Most Successful Fashion Designer to Come out of Italy

Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy, the 11 July 1934. He worked as an assistant designer at a fashion house called Nino Cerruti from 1961 to 1970. He designed for the menswear label “Hitman”. After he left the company in 1970, Giorgio Armani started to pursue freelance work. In 1974 he established a menswear label with Sergio Galeotti called Armani. His sister, Rosanna Armani joined him. The womenswear line was introduced in 1975. Ten years later in 1985, Galeotti died from a heart attack at his home in Milan. Giorgio Armani's design for Alcia Keys:
Armani designed for many Hollywood names but especially for Richard Gere in the role of American Gigolo in 1980. He also designed for Christian Bale a made-to-mesure suit for his character Bruce Wayne in The Dark Night.
In 2001 Giorgio Armani was acclaimed the most successful fashion designer to come out of Italy with a net worth of $1.7 billion and a personal fortune of $5 billion.
Giorgio Armani is the president of the Olimpia Milano basketball team and an Inter Milan fan. The England national football team suits were twice designed by him. Since then, in August 2007 Giorgio Armani has designed suits worn by players of the London club Chelsea.
In February 2009, Armani opened his first Restaurant in New York called Armani Ristorante. It was rated by the Zagat Survey.

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