Meet the Real Giorgio Armani (Italian Fashion Designer)

Giorgio Armani (born 11th July 1934), 80years old, is an italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975 and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $8.5 billion as of 2013.

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Armani was born in the northern Italian town of Piacenza, where he was raised with older brother sergio and younger sister Rosanna by his mother Maria Raimondi and father Ugo Armani.

Armani aspired to a career in medicine and enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan. In 1953, after three years he broke off his studies, and joined the army. After his experience in hospital life and Army, he decided to find a different Career.

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Armani broadcast his collection live on the internet. After LG teamed with Prada to introduce the LG Prada phone, Samsung joined Armani to design the Giorgio Armani phone.

Armani has designed many stage outfits for pop superstar Lady Gaga, including those worn on her record breaking MONSTER BALL TOUR and BORN THIS WAY BALL TOUR. In addition, he has also designed for many high profile award shows, such as the 52nd Grammy Awards and the 2010 MTV video Music Awards.

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