Giorgio Armani
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Giorgio Armani
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.
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Giorgio Armani picks Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to shoot SS17 campaign
Yahoo News - 18 days
The Italian label has once again called on the famous fashion photography duo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, to capture the spirit of its spring/summer 2017 collection, which channels an elegant and laid-back style. After the fall/winter 2016 and Resort 2017 collections, Mert & Marcus are back working with Giorgio Armani on a spring/summer 2017 campaign, capturing the collection's simple and effortlessly chic style. A host of models have been photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, including Heather Kemesky, Lara Mullen, Maartje Verhoef, Charlee Fraser, Sophia Ahrens, Andrey Zakharov, Julian Schneyder and Aleksandar Rusic.
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Are The Breath Of Fresh Air We Need Right Now
Huffington Post - 21 days
If awards season has taught us anything so far, it’s that the obsession with “Stranger Things” has caused a very real fascination with the kids who star in the hit show. Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo and Millie Bobby Brown were the epitome of squad goals on the SAG Awards red carpet Sunday night, not just because they’re the coolest kids on the planet but also because they were some of the best dressed.  Schnapp wore a cobalt blue velvet Mango suit with a Dolce & Gabbana shirt and matching blue J.Crew shoes, Wolfhard wore Topman, McLaughlin wore a bespoke striped tux and Matarazzo wore J.Crew. As for Brown, she wore a custom Giorgio Armani gown sketched for her by Armani himself and single handedly brought headbands all the way back. Not too shabby, eh? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a we ...
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Colorful patterns dominate the final Milan Men's Fashion Week shows
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Milan's Autumn / Winter 2017 menswear fashion shows wrapped up on Tuesday, ending on a strong note with shows from Etro, Fendi, and Giorgio Armani. Fendi defied the winter blues, with a wildly optimistic collection that featured pieces adorned with multicolored stripes and inspirational slogans such as 'Try', 'Hope' and 'Love'. Etro was another label embracing its playful side, mixing up patterns and textures with irreverent sporty overtones.
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Armani to host new fashion week show boosting young designers
Yahoo News - 2 months
Giorgio Armani has revealed plans to host a show during Men's Fashion Week in Milan for three upcoming designers. 
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All The Black Friday Beauty Sales You Need (Plus Cyber Monday, Too!)
Huffington Post - 3 months
The biggest shopping weekend of the year is upon us. One of the most stressful parts of Black Friday weekend ― not to mention Cyber Monday ― is figuring out where the great deals are. After all, you’ve got gifts to buy for your friends, family, and, well, yourself. If you’re looking to snag beauty loot, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here are what some of the best beauty brands and retailers are doing for your wallet this weekend: Benefit Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Three deluxe samples with $50+ purchase or 6 deluxe samples with $85+ purchase with code FABFRIDAY.  Boscia Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Buy one, get one 50 percent off select masks and cleansers with code YESPLEASE (November 25-27).  Now this is what we call Hydrogel Heaven! Which ones are on your holiday wish list? ( : @lasheyedbeauty) A photo posted by boscia skincare (@boscia) on Nov 17, 2016 at 9:04am PST Clean Black ...
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This Is What Women Really Think of Your Cologne
Huffington Post - 3 months
By Max Berlinger for GQ. A trio of models weigh in on fall's newest scents. While choosing a fragrance may be an incredibly personal endeavor — like picking out your outfit, or what you do in the shower — there's no denying that it effects those within your direct vicinity. And most importantly for guys, it has an impact on women who may come within sniffing distance. Knowing that, we brought in a trio of models to GQ HQ (nice work if you can get it, eh?) to smell some of the latest colognes to hit the market and tell us what they think about them, and about men's fragrances in general. Here's what we found. 9 New Colognes To Help You Smell Your Best This Fall Lisa Marie Jaftha Agency: Major Instagram: @lisamariejaftha Do you like it when a guy wears cologne? Yes, of course. I love Christian Dior Homme. Why? I don’t know. I smelled it on someone a year ago, and I was like, “Please tell me what that is,” and he wouldn’t. But I kept pestering him. I think it’ ...
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The Best Airline Amenity Kits Worth The Long Flight
Huffington Post - 3 months
For Allure, by Jenna Mahoney. The friendly skies are anything but these days. Flight delays, endless lines and increased baggage loss all sully the allure of air travel. While some airlines may treat passengers more like cattle, there are some that are bringing the glamour back. Passengers in business, first, and sometimes economy classes receive stylish packs of beauty products to counteract the tiring effects of a long flight. From partnerships with Acqua di Parma and Christian Lacroix to Birchbox, these are are our favorite in-flight amenities. British Airways Travel fun fact: The British Royal family flies commercial. And when Duchess Kate and Prince William jet around the world, they do so on the U.K.’s premier carrier British Airways. Like Burberry and high tea, there’s something so quintessentially English about this airline, which is one of the world’s largest. So it should come as no surprise that the amenity kits presented to the upper classes brim with U.K.-favori ...
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7 Beauty Editors Own Up To Their Most Obnoxious Beauty Habits
Huffington Post - 4 months
You’re likely all too familiar with white male privilege, but you may not know its very, very distant relative: beauty-editor privilege. Sure, it’s a lot less pervasive and problematic in the grand scheme of things, but it’s still real. And if you’re peeking in from the outside, it doesn’t look good. You see, beauty-editor privilege is the result of having jobs that allow us access to hundreds of amazing creams, lipsticks and perfumes — all of which we get to test-drive without ever taking out our wallets. We get jaded, we get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff in our medicine cabinets, and we start using that expensive hair mask as shaving cream. We think we’re being innovative; everyone else thinks we’re being wildly out of touch. But give us a bit more credit! Here we are, owning up to the obnoxious habits we’ve developed through our line of work. You’re going to roll your eyes, yes, but if you’re a product hoarder like most of us, maybe (just maybe) you’ll see hints o ...
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What This Princess Did After She Lost The Use Of Her Legs Inspired Obama To Meet Her
Huffington Post - 4 months
Once upon a time, there was a princess. She was blonde and feisty and, like many other children around the world, she was blessed with everything she needed for a healthy life: Two sparkling eyes, a healthy heart, a lovely head (filled with the will to fight), two hands, two arms, two legs and two feet. One day, she fell prey to a sickness that might as well have been a curse sent by a wicked witch. When she woke up, she found that she had lost her hands, arms, feet and legs: Everything had been amputated to save her life. The princess was only 11 years-old when she had to learn to live without her limbs. She had lost everything that most people take for granted: Two hands, two arms, two feet and two legs. The story goes that as soon as she left the hospital, she pursued physical therapy with enthusiasm and, as soon as her prosthetics were ready, returned to her great love. Her love wasn't a handsome prince (many princesses know how to make do without one), but a sport: Fencing. She ...
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Gwen Stefani Hit The White House In A Plunging Sheer Gown
Huffington Post - 4 months
National treasure Gwen Stefani never ceases to amaze us with her unpredictable style. Save for that platinum blonde hair and signature bold red lip, you never know what fabulous look she’s going to show up in next. Stefani hit it out of the park Tuesday night performing at the Obama’s final state dinner, wearing a plunging black gown with a sheer skirt and floral appliqué .   Stefani accessorized with date Blake Shelton, who joined her on stage for a duet. Shelton accessorized with an American Flag pin and some hair gel.  Follow the latest in wellness, style, travel and more. Download HuffPost’s news app. The dinner was held in honor of visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini. Stefani, whose father is of Italian descent, performed a few songs for a crowd including President Barack and Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe and Jill Biden, Jerry Seinfeld, Giorgio Armani, James Taylor, Frank Ocean, Mario Andretti, John Turturro, a s ...
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Can Sportswear Make Sustainability Cool?
Huffington Post - 5 months
Promotional shot of the sustainable leggings from Girlfriend Collective. Image courtesy Girlfriend Collective This summer Girlfriend Collective launched the kind of campaign that propelled them into the headlines before they'd even sent out their first pair of leggings. By offering an eco-friendly sustainable product for free they caught the eyes of fashionistas all over the world. The sleek, black leggings made from recycled micro polyester and spandex were offered for free minus cost of shipping. This blend of eco and style helped bring awareness to more than just self-care but environmental-care. Though the fight for more sustainable apparel has been going on for a while in the fashion world, it seems that sportswear could be the key to giving it the cool factor it's been missing. The market is set to generate a revenue of $184.6 billion by 2020, growing at 4.3 percent per year. The recent rise of athleisure has also brought more attention to sportswear making it cool to be ...
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Five key trends from Milan Fashion Week
Yahoo News - 5 months
After New York and London, Milan revealed its trends for the spring/summer 2017 season with a week of shows splashed with color, and where artisanal skills and craftsmanship took center stage. While fashion houses like Giorgio Armani and Francesco Scognamiglio went for light, fluid looks, others chose opulence and exuberance for SS17, including Dolce & Gabbana's vibrant homage to Italian culture. Seen all over the runways in New York and London, frills were also a trend at Milan Fashion Week, bringing a light, buoyant feel to collections and highlighting the sensuality of the female form.
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Giorgio Armani's subtle charm showcases in Milan
Reuters.com - 5 months
Iconic fashion designer Giorgio Armani showcased his "Charmani" spring/summer collection as part of Milan Fashion Week. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
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Armani chooses Paris over Milan for Emporio line September show
Reuters.com - 7 months
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani said on Wednesday his younger and more accessible Emporio Armani line would go on show in Paris in September instead of Milan but also said...
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Giorgio Armani creates clothing and accessories line for Bugatti
Yahoo News - 8 months
The Italian fashion house and the French carmaker have joined forces for a capsule collection of luxury ready-to-wear clothing and accessories, showcasing the elegance and expertise that characterize the two brands. The "Giorgio Armani for Bugatti" range is a high-end men's clothing and accessories collection aimed at sophisticated gents. It features superior-quality materials, such as calfskin, crocodile, cashmere and suede, used to craft a series of limited edition and individually numbered garments and accessories.
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Men’s Fashion Shows: Giorgio Armani
NYTimes - 8 months
A photo diary of the spring/summer 2017 collection, which was presented on Tuesday.
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Giorgio Armani sets a relaxed tone as he closes Milan fashion week
Yahoo News - 8 months
"A light, deconstructed silhouette is the result of a skillful redesign and re-tailoring process that creates a clear, natural image," the fashion house explained. Armani is far from alone in peddling the new elegant aesthetic in menswear -- on Monday evening Fendi debuted its springtime collection, which featured plenty of silk trousers, minimalistic blouson jackets and lightweight playsuits teamed with slider sandals or basic sneakers.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Giorgio Armani
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 75
    The Armani Hotel was opened in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010, comprising the bottom 39 floors of the supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; it has 160 guest rooms and suites, and 144 residences.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Giorgio Armani and Herrera Global signed an agreement in 2005 for Herrera Global to build and operate at least seven luxury hotels and three vacation resorts under the Giorgio Armani name. Giorgio Armani would be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the interior design and style of the hotels.
  • 2007
    Age 72
    The Armani Privé Spring/Summer 2007 fashion show was broadcast via MSN and Cingular cellular phones.
    More Details Hide Details After LG teamed with Prada to introduce the LG Prada phone, Samsung joined Armani to design the Giorgio Armani phone.
    Armani broadcast his collection live on the Internet, the first in the world of haute couture, on 24 January 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 71
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Armani also designed and introduced the EA7 range, a brand inspired by Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko, who at the time played for A.C. Milan and wore the number 7 jersey. The Chelsea Football Club has commissioned Armani to create a new look for its Directors' Suite at Stamford Bridge. To be called the "Armani Lounge," the dining room and lounge area serves as the principal meeting place on matchdays for the Chelsea Board of Directors and for the entertainment of VIP guests. In total the "Armani Lounge" covers 200 square metres for which Giorgio Armani has personally designed a unique concept featuring furnishings from his Armani/Casa home interiors collection. Armani is an intensely private man, but has publicly identified as bisexual. He had a longstanding relationship with architect Sergio Galeotti, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1985. Citations – books
  • 2000
    Age 65
    In 2000, Giorgio Armani SpA was introducing new lines of cosmetics and home furnishings, and expanding its line of accessories.
    More Details Hide Details At the same time, the Guggenheim Museum in New York hosted an exhibition of Armani's work - a first for a living designer - with average attendance of 29,000 a week. In 2008, Armani designed the bullfighting costume, called the "Goyesco", worn by Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez at the "Corrida Goyesca" in Ronda, Spain. They have also collaborated on several fashion shows and other events. As of 2009, Armani has a retail network of 60 Giorgio Armani boutiques, 11 Collezioni, 122 Emporio Armani, 94 A/X Armani exchange, 1 Giorgio Armani Accessori, and 13 Armani Junior stores spread over 37 different countries. Armani was the first designer to ban models with a body mass index (BMI) under 18, after model Ana Carolina Reston starved herself to death due to anorexia nervosa.
  • 1998
    Age 63
    He also prepared to break in the Chinese market by opening up his first store in that country in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details The small shop in Beijing was followed by a flagship store in Shanghai in 2004 and plans for 40 by 2011.
    In 1998 Armani hosted a party for Clapton Crossroads guitar auction.
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  • 1996
    Age 61
    In 1996 his long-time friend Eric Clapton composed some songs for Armani's fashion shows and is since dressed in Armani.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year Clapton opened two Emporio Armani stores in New York City.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 56
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 48
    In 1983 the designer modified his agreement with GFT.
    More Details Hide Details They began to produce both the Mani line for the United States and his high-end ready-to-wear line, rechristened Borgonuovo 21, after the address of the company's headquarters. During the late 1980s, despite Galeotti's death (1985), Armani continued to expand commercial horizons and licensing agreements. He opened Armani Japan and introduced a line of eyeglasses (1988), socks (1987), a gift collection (1989), and a new "basic" men's and women's line for America known as A/X Armani Exchange (1991). After the frenetic expansion of the 1990s (sportswear, watches, eyeglasses, cosmetics, home, and new accessories collections), 2000, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the brand, saw a flurry of investment activity, including stock sales and the acquisition of new manufacturing capacity intended to increase Armani's control over the quality and distribution of his products. Armani's men's and women's skiwear and ski casualwear line was developed in 1995.
  • 1982
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A new store was opened in Milan for the Emporio line, followed by the first Giorgio Armani boutique. Armani's concern for the end user culminated in the development of a more youthful product with the same level of stylistic quality as his high-end line, but at a more accessible price. Because of the democratic nature of the Emporio line, Armani felt that he had to make use of new and unconventional advertising methods. These included television spots and enormous street ads, together with a house magazine that was sent out by mail to consumers, faithful Armani Eagle wearers. Armani also felt that a relationship with the cinema was essential, both for promotional reasons and for the stimulus to creativity. He designed the costumes for American Gigolo (1980), the success of which led to a long-term collaboration with the world of film. Armani designed costumes for more than one hundred films, one of the most important of which was The Untouchables (1987).
  • 1979
    Age 44
    In 1979, after founding the Giorgio Armani Corporation, Armani began producing for the United States and introduced the Main line for men and women.
    More Details Hide Details The label became one of the leading names in international fashion with the introduction of several new product lines, including G. A. Le Collezioni, Giorgio Armani Underwear and Swimwear, and Giorgio Armani Accessories.
  • 1978
    Age 43
    Armani established an innovative relationship with industry, characterized by the 1978 agreement with Gruppo Finanzario Tessile (GFT), which made it possible to produce luxury ready-to-wear in a manufacturing environment under the attentive supervision of the company's designer.
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  • 1976
    Age 41
    In October of that same year, he presented his first collection of men's ready-to-wear for Spring and Summer 1976 under his own name.
    More Details Hide Details He also produced a women's line for the same season.
  • 1975
    Age 40
    He was now ready to devote his energy to his own label, and in 1975 he founded Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in Milan, with his friend Galeotti.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 38
    In 1973, Galeotti persuaded him to open a design office in Milan, at 37 corso Venezia.
    More Details Hide Details This led to a period of extensive collaboration, during which Armani worked as a freelance designer for a number of fashion houses, including Allegri, Bagutta, Hilton, Sicons, Gibò, Montedoro, and Tendresse. The international press was quick to acknowledge Armani's importance following the runway shows at the Sala Bianca in the Pitti Palace in Florence. The experience provided Armani with an opportunity to develop his own style in new ways.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 18
    He enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan, but after three years, in 1953, he left and joined the army.
    More Details Hide Details Due to his medical background, he was assigned to the Military Hospital in Verona, where he would attend shows at the Arena. He eventually decided to look for a different career path. After his stint in the armed forces, Armani found a job as a window dresser at La Rinascente, a department store in Milan. He went on to become a seller for the menswear department, in which capacity he gained valuable experience in the marketing aspect of the fashion industry. In the mid-1960s, Armani moved to the Nino Cerruti company, for which he designed menswear. His skills were in demand, and for the next decade, while continuing to work for Cerutti, Armani also freelanced, contributing designs to as many as ten manufacturers at a time. In the late 1960s, Armani met Sergio Galeotti, an architectural draftsman, which marked the beginning of a personal and professional relationship that lasted for many years.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Born
    Born on July 11, 1934.
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