GIORGIO ARMANI - The Man of Taste



Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani - The Man Behind the Design. Giorgio Armani is, to many, Italy's premiere fashion designer. His work is crisp, clean, elegant and tailored. Armani's designs have changed the look and feel of contemporary fashion in business, entertainment and the fashion industry itself. Armani is a no-nonsense designer who came from humble beginnings in Piacenza, Italy, where he was born on July 11, 1934.

Young Giorgio wanted to be a doctor, not a fashion designer. He attended local public schools in Piacenza and completed two years at the university there, studying medicine. However, Giorgio soon realized that medicine was not the career for him. He didn't like the sight of blood - to cite just one reason. Anyway, medicine's loss was fashion's gain. In 1957 and still in his early 20s, Giorgio took a job at La Rinascente. He eventually became a buyer for this most famous Milanese department store.
A few years later - in 1964 - Armani, who had never received any formal instruction, became an assistant designer for a line of men's wear, called Hitman, under Nino Cerrutti. He worked with Cerrutti for 6 years. In 1970, due largely to the encouragement of his longtime partner, Sergio Galeotti, with whom he cohabitated for many years before Sergio's passing of AIDS in 1985, Armani struck out on his own. He became a freelance fashion designer. By 1975, Armani and Galeotti had established Giorgio Armani S.p.A. Giorgio had created his own line of men's and women's ready-to-wear clothing.

A glimpse at Giorgio Armani's home:

Armani's extension into the home is consistent with the designer's fashion philosophy and language. "The process of creating products for the home and for fashion collections is very similar," he says. "Both skills require an ability to imagine things in three dimensions and to translate sketches into reality. In both cases, it is the precision and finesse that will make all the difference." The furnishings are designed to fit specific zones in the home: living, dining, bedroom, study, kitchen and bath. Each season, additional lines are introduced to complement the existing ones.

Don't you love the influence of Giorgio Armani and his influence on the interiors design world? Thanks for letting me share his inspirational designs with you.

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