A career as a designer with a label as big as Armani is not an easy thing to achieve. The man who was born from a simple family, Giorgio Armani, had gone through a period of searching for identity before he started a career in the fashion world. His achievements in developing his own label, even adding other lines such as Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani Privé, successfully made him a fashion icon highly respected. More than that, the famous Giorgio Armani for design power suit for these men and women even managed to expand their empire into other businesses.
Beauties, there are other facts that are no less interesting than the journey of fashion figure Giorgio Armani, you know! His aspirational life story might be your inspiration. Read on for the full facts below!
6 Fakta Giorgio Armani
Born July 11, 1934 in the city of Piacenza, Italy, Giorgio Armani’s career chronology begins with the background of the difficult times after World War II. Here are some other interesting stories that became highlight life span of the figure fashion This world.
1. Leaving Medical School to Pursue a Career in Fashion
Giorgio Armani / Photo: pinterest.com/The Telegraph
Before deciding on his desire for a career in fashion, Giorgio studied at the University of Milan medical school for 2 years before leaving in 1953 to join the military. After returning and being assigned to a hospital in Verona, he tried to pursue another career that suited him better. He also decided to stop his studies as a prospective doctor and take another path for his dream of working in the fashion field.
2. Starting Career as Window Dresser from Department Store
The beginning of Giorgio Armani’s fashion career/ Photo: pinterest.com/POPSUGAR
The bold decision was based on Giorgio’s first experience in the fashion world as a window dresser by La Rinascente, department store famous in Milan, Italy. Trying a job in the fashion field also succeeded in awakening passion-his. Giorgio plunged into fashion until he was transferred to the department menswear as sales associate. Enthusiastic about new challenges, he is driven to learn more about the fashion industry. His dedication to learning fashion took his career even higher, as a menswear designer for the company Nino Cerruti in the 1960s.
3. Creating Labels Ready-to-Wear His Own 1975
Armani Prive fall 2018 / Photo: livingly.com/IMAXtree
After going through the twists and turns of the fashion industry and trying to become a designer for brand On the other hand, Giorgio Armani and his partner, Sergio Galeotti, founded their own label in 1975. The Giorgio Armani label consists of a line of men’s and women’s clothing. ready-to-wear summer collection launched October 1976.
4. Using an Androgynous Approach in Designing His Work
Giorgio Armani with his signature power suit design/ Photo: pinterest.com/British Vogue
As a clothing designer, Giorgio Armani holds a unique identity that sets him apart from other designers. In one of his interviews quoted from Britannica.com, he explains the androgynous approach he uses, which is to create images of softer men and stronger women. “I made men’s clothes with women’s clothing materials and stole what women needed from men––a power suit“, he said.
5. His Reputation Skyrocketed Since His Clothes were Worn in Movies
Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo wearing Armani/ Photo: pinterest.com/harpersbazaar.com
Gaze at the public and fashion lovers due to his uniqueness in making suits for men and women, Giorgio Armani also entered the radar. The collection was successfully used as a costume in the movie American Gigolo played by actor Richard Gere. Thanks to this golden opportunity, the popularity of Giorgio Armani’s label is getting higher. In addition, Armani is also worn as a costume for the famous TV series, Miami Vice.
6. Developing Fashion and Lifestyle Business
Giorgio Armani / Photo: livingly.com/IMAXtree
His great success in the fashion world doesn’t stop there, you know, Beauties! After adding several Armani fashion lines, now the 87-year-old fashion designer has spread his wings into the realm of lifestyle, such as perfumes, home decor, hotels in Milan and Dubai, as well as more than 20 restaurants spread across various countries.
Those are interesting facts from Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, Beauties! Reported from various sources, hopefully his perseverance and efforts can inspire you too!
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