Opening his first boutique in Beijing in 1998, Giorgio Armani returned to the city on May 31, 2012, for his biggest event yet – the One Night Only in Beijing. Fifteen extraordinary Giorgio Armani Privé couture looks were created exclusively for this event, as a tribute to China. “I’ve always had a very special relationship with China, a country with a rich cultural background and a sophisticated aesthetic, which has often inspired me in my search for atmosphere and mood,” says Mr. Armani of the inspiring location.
The most recent One Night Only was held in Paris in January this year, during Couture Week. Held at the Palais de Tokyo, Giorgio Armani unveiled the latest Privé collection to famous guests including Kristin Scott Thomas, Livia Firth, and Elena Perminova. The same location was used for the ensuing Eccentrico exhibition, which celebrated select Giorgio Armani looks from the house’s archives.