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Giorgio Armani


Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza on the 11th July 1934, he is one of the most famous fashion stylist of the world.


The Armani’s fashion includes different kind of styles; from his jackets, which represent a first design revolution. In this specific case the inner structures of his jackets are completly changed. Stuffing and inner covers are erased, bottons are moved and traditional scales are modified. This is the moment when he created  his deconstructed jackets, key symbol of his style.

From that moment on the jacket becomes the main character of the tailleur fashion piece with a male print, designed intentionally for women by Armani.

His style was inspired by black and white movies and by the American athmosperes from the 20’s to the 30’s. His fashionstyle prefers cold colours with clean and simple cuts: beige, grey and greige, a new shade between grey and brown sand.

But it’s mainly the Armani- blue the characteristic colour of his fashion production.

Another important and foundamental source of inspiration for Armani is the Arab and Eastern culture.

Actually in some of his clothes he introduced Korean neckbands and coats similar to the djellaba, trading from the 1990; in the meanwhile the movie’s releasing ” The sheltering sky” was happening.

Armani Home collection

It was created through the islamic architecture inspiration and through Ming and Qing ‘s pottery.

Armani fashion into the Cinema

In 1980 Armani designed costumes for Richard Gere in the American Gigolo’s movie. In 2008 he created the costumes for Christian Bale as the character Bruce Wayne in the “The dark knight” movie and then in 2012 for ” The dark knight rises”.

Armani fashion for movies was shown also in Phenomena (1985), The Untouchables (1987), Cadillac man(1990) and Ransom (1996).

In 2013 made wonderful clothes and dresses for Michael Fassbender and Penelope Cruz in “The Counselor” and for Leonardo di Caprio in “The Wolf of Wall street”.

In 1999 Armani produced the famous documentary movie from Martin Scorsese about Italian cinema titled My voyage to Italy.

Piazza dei Cavalli, Piacenza