Milan— Giorgio Armani announced Thursday that Beyonce Knowles will be the face –—and the voice—of his next women’s fragrance, called Emporio Armani Diamonds, due outin the fall.

The singer will appear in both print and TV advertising and will sing her own rendition of a classic American song, according to sources close to the project.

Armani’s beauty licensee, L’Oreal, is apparently betting heavily on this launch, especially as a vehicle to refocus the Emporio fragrance business in the U.S.

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