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Giorgio Armani developed a singular talent for designing fashionable menswear. This Italian entrepreneur began his career as a photographer. After he was called up to Italy's national service in the late 1950s, he returned to work as a window dresser but ruffled the feathers of the department store's management because his designs were too forward-thinking for the time.
Armani's style is elegant and simple. Armani suits are the uniform of choice for powerful men and women. For menswear, such as pants and ties, he uses the finest materials and does not skimp on structuring. For women's garments, he employs silky fabrics and creaseless materials which offer the illusion of a very long neckline. Bucking tried-and-true fashion principles has worked out well for Armani. Today, the line retails more than two billion dollars annually and services markets in more than 100 countries around the globe.