Person Details

Birthday: 1934-07-11 16:16:15

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Homepage: http://www.armani.com

Movie Involvements: 13

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

Giorgio Armani 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 $7 billion as of 2012. Born in northern Italy, Armani originally studied medicine at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart before leaving the field of medicine after working in a hospital during his military service. After leaving the military, Armani started in fashion a window dresser at La Rinascente, a department store in Milan before quickly climbing store ranks. In the mid-1960s, Armani moved to the Nino Cerruti company, for which he designed menswear over the next decade  while also freelancing for up to ten manufacturers.  In 1973, he open a design office in Milan, leading to great personal success and networking among Italy’s fashion elite, leading him to found the Giorgio Armani Spa in Milan with his friend Galeotti, and presenting collections under his own name for the first time.   In 1979, after founding the Giorgio Armani Corporation, Armani began producing for the United States, where the label became a leading names in international fashion introduced several new product lines. These successes would lead him to numerous commercial deals with notable fashion and beauty houses, such as L’Oreal.  By the early 90s, Armani expanded his talents to cinema, both for personal and financial reasons.  Designing costumes for more than one hundred films, including American Gigolo and The Untouchables, Armani quickly established himself as a go-to designer for Hollywood.  Armani designed made-to-measure suits for Christian Bale's character Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight and subsequent “Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne” collections in 2008.  His brand continues to succeed in the new century, with recognition for artistic merits, profitable commercial partnerships, and public work such as designing uniforms for Olympic Athletes.

Most Famous Work

Inglourious Basterds
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8

Inglourious Basterds

(2009) Costume Design
Elysium
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7

Elysium

(2013) Costume Design
Knight and Day
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6

Knight and Day

(2010) Thanks
Tony Awards
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6

Tony Awards

(1956) Wardrobe Designer
American Gigolo
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6

American Gigolo

(1980) Costume Design
Emma
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7

Emma

(1996) Thanks
Phenomena
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7

Phenomena

(1985) Costume Design
The Comfort of Strangers
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6

The Comfort of Strangers

(1990) Costume Design

Acting

Costume & Make-Up

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Costume Designer
2013 Costume Design
2009 Costume Design
1990 Costume Design
1985 Costume Design
1980 Costume Design
1979 Costume Design
1956 Wardrobe Designer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2010 Thanks
1996 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1999 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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