Giorgio Armani

Born Jul 11, 1934

Giorgio Armani 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 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $7 billion as of 2012.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Giorgio Armani.


1934 Birth Born on July 11, 1934.


1953 18 Years Old He enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan, but after three years, in 1953, he left and joined the army. … Read More


1973 39 Years Old In 1973, Galeotti persuaded him to open a design office in Milan, at 37 corso Venezia. … Read More


1975 - 1978 3 More Events
1979 45 Years Old In 1979, after founding the Giorgio Armani Corporation, Armani began producing for the United States and introduced the Main line for men and women. … Read More
1982 48 Years Old In the early 1980s the company signed an important agreement with L'Oréal to create perfumes and introduced the Armani Junior, Armani Jeans, and Emporio Armani lines, followed in 1982 by the introduction of Emporio Underwear, Swimwear, and Accessories. … Read More
1983 49 Years Old In 1983 the designer modified his agreement with GFT. … Read More


1991 57 Years Old His 1991 project, A/X: Armani Exchange, represented Armani's attempt to break into the American mass market, offering lower prices for the relaxed chic clothes.


1996 62 Years Old In 1996 his long-time friend Eric Clapton composed some songs for Armani's fashion shows and is since dressed in Armani. … Read More
1998 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998 Armani hosted a party for Clapton Crossroads guitar auction.
2000 66 Years Old In 2000, Giorgio Armani SpA was introducing new lines of cosmetics and home furnishings, and expanding its line of accessories. … Read More
2006 72 Years Old …  He designed the Italian flag bearers' outfits at the opening ceremony at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and also designed Italy's Olympic uniforms for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. … Read More
2007 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Armani broadcast his collection live on the Internet, the first in the world of haute couture, on 24 January 2007.
2010 76 Years Old 1 More Event
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. In addition, he has also designed for many high-profile award shows, such as the 52nd Grammy Awards and the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. … Read More
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