The Milan of Giorgio Armani

L1170154 (Large)I like the fashion of Giorgio Armani for a long time. This classical modest look I can also adapt for my outfits. Last year he had his 80. birthday.

It was way back in the early 1980s when Armani first appeared in fashion magazines. At this time I was often in Italy and people were crazy about him as a new and young star designer. Now many years later I was in Milan. Just at the same day he opened his new museum, called Armani/Silos, with a fancy show and retrospective of his work.L1170094 (Large)It was also the evening of Hollywood stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Sophia Loren. Most of them stayed at the Armani Hotel Milano. There it happened that I saw Glenn Close and Tina Turner with her German husband.

Back to October 10, 1974 when Armani presented his first official 30-piece women collection at the small and popular restaurant Carminati in Piazza del Duomo in front of the famous cathedral. The event was already announced in Italian VOGUE in September 1974 as his first runway show. I was looking for that place: Today it hosts a McDonald’s.

This place was once the restaurant Carminati, where the first Armani fashion show took place. Today it is a McDonald's.

This place was once the restaurant Carminati, where the first Armani fashion show took place. Today it is a McDonald’s.

Time is changing but not the values of our memories.

„Imposing any fashion means having no respect for the person who wears your creation. Personally, I do the opposite. My goal is simple: Helping people refine their own style through my clothes and avoid turning them into fashion victims.“

Giorgio Armani

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