Giorgio Armani (b.1934 ) got his first job in fashion doing display windows at La Rinascente in Milan. This was in 1954. He moved up through the ranks and eventually became a buyer for the company. He got his start designing at Nino Cerruti in the 1964. In 1970 Armani began a freelance design business, where he designed various lines, including two menswear collections for Ungaro.
Armani started his own label for men in 1974, and a year later, he started his women’s line. But his name became a household word with the release of the movie American Gigolo, in which he had designed the clothes for Richard Gere.
Emporio Armani, a younger and less expensive line, was launched in 1981 in Milan. In 1991, the first A/X, Armani Exchange was opened in NYC. Armani Collezioni, a tailored line, was launched in 1997. In 2005, Armani started a couture line, Giorgio Armani Privè. Armani is known for his refined tailoring and sophisticated evening wear.
Written by fuzzylizzie
See vintage Armani from VFG members on Etsy (paid link)
Question or Comment? Enter it below.