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Armani, Giorgio

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Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Fashion Designer

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1934 - Born on July 11th in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

1953 - He joined the Italian Army.

1970 - Armani worked as a freelance fashion designer for various companies.

1974 - Founded his own fashion house with his cohabited partner, Sergio Galeotti, a young architect.

         - Giorgio Armani's first collection proved a triumphant crystallization of those early inspirations.

1975 - Together with Sergio Galeotti, his long-time friend and a great businessman, founded Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and created his own label of men's and women's ready-to-wear clothing.

1978 - Launched the Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni men's and women's wear in the US and Canada.

1979 - Giorgio Armani Corporation USA was established.

1980 - He designed the costumes for American Gigolo starring Richard Gere.

1981 - Armani launched Emporio Armani, with first store opening in Milan.

1982 - He became the second fashion designer to appear on the cover of Time magazine.

1985 - Mr. Armani's long-time friend and business associate, Sergio Galeotti, died of cancer.

1986 - Opened the first Armani Junior boutique (Milano).

1987 - Armani established Giorgio Armani Japan with Itochu Co. Ltd.

1991 - Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

1994 - The Armani Group exhibited gross revenues of $787 million.

1996 - Appeared in the movie, "Catwalk", as himself on February 16th.

2000 - The Guggenheim museum put on an exhibition of his work, in New York City and Bilbao.

         - Launch the Mania fragrances for women and Giorgio Armani Cosmetics.

2001 - Established a joint venture company with Vestimenta S.p.A. for the production and distribution of the men's and women's Giorgio Armani top line.

2005 - He was named the "Best Dressed Environmentalist" by the Sustainable Style Foundation.

2006 - Designed the ceremonial Italian flag-bearers' outfits at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Turin, Italy.


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