HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIORGIO ARMANIFriday, July 11, 2014
Today is a great day for Italian fashion, as one of its most iconic designers celebrates an important milestone. Giorgio Armani celebrates his 80th birthday and the entire fashion system pays homage to his career.
After his fashion beginnings as a window dresser at La Rinascente department store in Milan, Armani went on to found his own company in 1975 with business partner and close friend Sergio Galeotti. Today Armani SpA includes over 12 owned manufacturing facilities, 2,203 stores worldwide and a workforce of 9,500 employees, spanning from fashion, to beauty products, hotels, furniture and desserts.
Particularly special must feel the Twitter birthday wishes paid to the designer by his global team. "From every single one of your 9,500 employees all over the world, Happy 80th Birthday to Employee Nr.001!" reads the post, along with a photo of the company badge of "King Giorgio".