Giorgio Armani will never grow bored of fashion shows
Giorgio Armani still finds putting on a fashion show “magical”.
The 82-year-old star began creating clothes in the mid-1960s and in 1973 opened his own design office, freelancing for big brands including Allegri and Montedoro. Two years later he founded his eponymous brand, Armani, and has been holding catwalk presentations in the fashion capitals of the world ever since.
“Showing in Milan or in Paris, the preparation is the same, as are the steps that lead up to the fashion show. The only challenge is time: getting everything ready in order to move the collection and the staff,” he explained to Harper’s Bazaar. “The rest follows the usual pace, a sort of ritual. The excitement does not change. After 40 years in the business, I still find the show to be a magical moment - the performance anxiety, the litmus test. But I don't lose my cool, also because I can't stand those who do.”
Giorgio is often in the French capital when he isn’t at home in Milan and he’s a huge fan of the romantic city. He also loves how Parisian women dress, describing their style as naturally elegant and praising their originality. In regards to how he puts an outfit together for himself, the designer has a go-to look.
“Men have a very unique way of being elegant,” he noted. “I dress in my ‘uniform’, or my own dress code, which reflects my personal method and work ethic. My belief is that my plain T-shirt - I have about 40 of them - or blue sweater helps focus others' attention on me and on what I say.”
When he isn’t busy working in Paris, Giorgio likes to shop, especially for fine-furniture, or host dinner parties for friends.