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Armani: Don't 'dress gay'

Armani: Don't 'dress gay'

Giorgio Armani doesn't think gay men should dress "homosexual".

The 80-year-old designer is one of the biggest names in fashion, famed for his clean-cut and tailored menswear.

In a new interview with Britain's The Sunday Times newspaper, Armani talks about his outlook on style. And he appears to criticise males who dress, in his opinion, according to their sexual preference.

"A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual," he noted.

"When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme - to say, 'Ah, you know I'm homosexual,' - that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man."

The designer also shared his preference on men, although he has never openly discussed his sexuality. Armani isn't a fan of a "muscle boy" who spends a lot of time in the gym, instead favouring a guy who is "healthy" and looks after his body but doesn't appear too bulky.

Conversation then turned to women. Armani has a whole host of famous female fans, including Heidi Klum, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman.

On the topic of cosmetic surgery, he branded procedures "idiocy".

"A small breast does not have to become big," he noted

"I prefer to look at a natural woman. A woman should be courageous to become older, not be desperate to look younger than her age.

"With time, a woman's body is better. As a woman goes to work, has babies, she is strong. She has character. Look at Cate Blanchett."

It's no wonder Armani likes Cate; the actress is an ambassador of the Giorgio Armani brand and the face of its Sì fragrance. She's long been a fan of his, describing him as a "great" and "generous" man.

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