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Giorgio Armani

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. Born in northern Italy, Armani originally studied medicine at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart before leaving the field of medicine after working in a hospital during his military service. After leaving the military, Armani started in fashion a window dresser at La Rinascente, a department store in Milan before quickly climbing store ranks. In the mid-1960s, Armani moved to the Nino Cerruti company, for which he designed menswear over the next decade  while also freelancing for up to ten manufacturers.  In 1973, he open a design office in Milan, leading to great personal success and networking among Italy’s fashion elite, leading him to found the Giorgio Armani Spa in Milan with his friend Galeotti, and presenting collections under his own name for the first time.  

In 1979, after founding the Giorgio Armani Corporation, Armani began producing for the United States, where the label became a leading names in international fashion introduced several new product lines. These successes would lead him to numerous commercial deals with notable fashion and beauty houses, such as L’Oreal.  By the early 90s, Armani expanded his talents to cinema, both for personal and financial reasons.  Designing costumes for more than one hundred films, including American Gigolo and The Untouchables, Armani quickly established himself as a go-to designer for Hollywood.  Armani designed made-to-measure suits for Christian Bale's character Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight and subsequent “Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne” collections in 2008.  His brand continues to succeed in the new century, with recognition for artistic merits, profitable commercial partnerships, and public work such as designing uniforms for Olympic Athletes.

Giorgio Armani Movies : Filmography

Elysium

Elysium

Costume & Make-Up

Released: 2013  

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Himself

Released: 2013  

A Man's Story

A Man's Story

Himself

Released: 2011  

Knight and Day

Knight and Day

Crew

Released: 2010 Rated: PG-13 

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Costume & Make-Up

Released: 2009 Rated:

Valentino The Last Emperor

Valentino The Last Emperor

Released: 2008 Rated: PG-13 

My Voyage to Italy

My Voyage to Italy

Production

Released: 1999  

Emma

Emma

Crew

Released: 1996 Rated: PG 

Catwalk

Catwalk

Himself

Released: 1995  

Made in Milan

Made in Milan

Giorgio Armani

Released: 1990  

The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers

Costume & Make-Up

Released: 1990 Rated:

Phenomena

Phenomena

Released: 1985 Rated:

Il ladrone

Il ladrone

Costume & Make-Up

Released: 1980