A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
Giorgio Armani, a comprehensive book that chronicles the designer’s 40 years of rocking the fashion boat and intense stylish living, is part-photo album, part-memoir. Following the Italian designer, it details his greatest hits, his private life, and his foray as a restaurateur and hotelier. From the suits worn by Richard Gere in American Gigolo in the ’80s to the introduction of his couture line Armani Privé in 2005, no event, big or small, is left out. “We were poor and life was tough,” Armani once told Harper’s BAZAAR of his humble beginnings. “The cinema in Milan was a refuge – a palace of dreams – and the movie stars seemed so glamorous. I fell in love with the idealised beauty of Hollywood stars.” These words by Armani sit alongside iconic shots, displayed in an evocative manner that recall stills from a classic Italian film. Never-before-seen photos are presented like a storyboard, narrating the life of a prolific designer whose oeuvre is forever intertwined with Tinseltown.
Giorgio Armani Spring/ Summer ’90 campaign shot by Jacques Olivar
The 81-year- old designer’s eponymous tome celebrates his fashionable milestones
Giorgio Armani portrait by Bob Krieger