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date: 14 July 2024

Armani, Giorgio free

Armani, Giorgio free

Born 11 July 1934; s of late Ugo Armani and of Maria Raimondi

Italian fashion designer

Education

Univ. of Milan

Career

Mil. Service, 1957. La Rinascente, Milan, 1957–63; Designer and Product Developer, Nino Cerruti, 1964–70; freelance designer, 1970–; founded Giorgio Armani SpA, 1975 and created own-label ready-to-wear clothing; has since introduced other Armani lines, incl. accessories, fragrances and eyewear; celebrated 40th Anniv. of brand, Milan, 2015; opened Armani/Silos exhibn and educnl space, 2015. Dr hc RCA, 1991. Numerous fashion awards, incl. Outstanding Achievement Award, London Fashion Awards, 2019. Gran Cavaliere dell’ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana, 1987 (Commendatore, 1985; Grand’Ufficiale, 1986)

Publications

Giorgio Armani (autobiog.), 2015

Address

Giorgio Armani SpA, Via Borgonuovo 11, 20121 Milan

Italy

(02) 723181