Giorgio Armani Biography
(Italian Fashion Designer)
Birthday: July 11, 1934 (Cancer)
Born In: Piacenza, Italy
Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer much renowned the world over for his elegant menswear. His popularity is especially high in the U.S where the name ‘Armani’ is synonymous with style and sophistication. Armani became a designer by chance—his first career choice was to become a doctor! He enrolled in Department of Medicine at the University of Milan but dropped out to join the army. After being discharged from the army he found work as a window dresser in a departmental store, where he remained for seven years learning all that he could about fashion designing and marketing. He started designing menswear and contributed his designs to several fashion houses like Allegri, Hilton, Bagutta, Sicons, etc. He went on to form his own label, ‘Armani’ which soon became one of the leading names in international fashion. The growing success of his designer clothing prompted him to expand his business to include underwear, swimwear and accessories. He has designed costumes for more than 100 films like ‘American Gigolo’ and ‘The Untouchables’ which established his popularity in Hollywood as well. His keen interest in sports led him to design the costumes of England national football team. As on today, he is regarded as one of the best fashion designers the world has ever seen.