World renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani was born on July 11, 1934 in a small Italian town on the outskirts of Milan. He had originally set out for a career in medicine, attending the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan until he enlisted in the military, where was stationed at the infirmary in Verona.
Following his stint in the military, Armani began working at a department store in Milan and then transitioned to a design position for Nino Cerruti. While designing for Cerruti, Giorgio Armani was also freelancing for several other manufacturers until he partnered with Sergio Galeotti to form Giorgio Armani S.p.A..
Armani became a household name in the 1980s, made popular when his men’s suits were featured in the television show Miami Vice. He expanded to women’s fashions and evening wear, for which he has become highly esteemed. Since then, the Armani brand has grown to include a makeup and skincare line, home goods, book publishing, and hotels.
Happy Birthday Giorgio Armani!