Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, about 50 miles south of Milan, in the region Emilia-Romagna, Italy, July 11, 1934, age 76 years was a fashion designer. He attended medical school for two years, dabbled in photography, fulfilled his military obligations in 1957, then worked in a prestigious department store, La Rinascente, as a window dresser. He joined Nino Cerruti as a designer from 1961 to 1970. Armani began a free-lance design business in 1970 with the encouragement of his friend Sergio Galeotti, and established his own menswear label in 1974. He gradually adapted his designs for women and added women's wear line in 1975, in partnership with Galeotti (who died in 1985). Her sister Rosanna Armani teamed up with Armani as head of corporate communications activities.
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