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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