Giorgio Armani was one of the most famous name in the fashion industry. He was born on 11 July 1934 is an Italian fashion designer, he was 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. Following his military service, Armani launched his career as a window dresser at a large Milanese department store, called La Rinascente. He later revealed that he developed his classic style during this time, following frequent trips to the UK.
Armani was among the first designers to ban models with a body mass index under 18, after model Ana Carolina Reston starved herself to death due to anorexia nervosa. Giorgio Armani has got a very keen interest in sports. He is the president of Olimpia Milano basketball team, an Inter Milan fan and has twice designed suits for the England national football team.
Since 1975, Armani has overseen the launch of Giorgio Armani Junior, Underwear, Swimwear, Accessories and Occhiali. Capitalising on the cachet of his more exclusive label, he opened the first of a series of stores selling his cheaper diffusion lines, Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans. 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. Nonetheless Armani claims to base his vision on the everyday people in the street, believing that clothes should be made to be worn not just seen and drawing on the skills he learned as a menswear designer to produce contemporary clothes for women. In 2002 he was also appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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