The Armani Way – Designer Giorgio Armani is profiled in the latest issue of WSJ Magazine as the publication takes an intimate look at his life with a piece one year in the making. One of the biggest names in fashion, Armani has built a multi-billion dollar corporation consisting of fashion labels, beauty brands, home interiors and even hotels. He may not be a critical darling as the article states, but he is certainly one of the most successful designers today. We pulled out some of the feature’s most interesting quotes, but you can read the entire piece on WSJ.com.
“Fashion makes no sense, he says, unless it serves the primary purpose of dressing people. Take for instance, a winter collection made of organza because organza is trendy. ‘Well that’s absurd, because in winter it’s cold and you can’t go around naked.'”
“Armani sees his business eventually in the hands of this group he calls I Fedeli, or the faithful.” (it’s a group that consists of family members and close confidants). Still, he says: ‘As long as I’m here, I’m the boss.’
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