Some thoughts from Giorgio Armani found in the pages of WWD.
“The idea of being a simple country doctor was my dream.” — May 1978
“As I wasn’t born an aristocrat, it’s useless to try to become one through fashion. I don’t want to be too distant from my roots. It’s only important to be modern in my work, and honest.” — May 1978
“That sudden retro style of exaggeration in Paris is amusing, but I think it’s difficult to sell and to wear. For Hollywood-style 1950, you have to be tall, thin and extremely beautiful. Everyone isn’t.” — May 1978
“What I don’t like is when American men try to dress in a very elegant way because they don’t know how. [They] look ridiculous when they try to wear a navy pinstriped suit with a satin tie. But they have a certain innate elegance when they wear sportswear.” — May 1978
“New York is the only city in the world. It defines the idea of what a city is…a fascinating place, even if I would never live there — it’s not private enough.” — June 1979
“I’ve never been interested in dressing people to go and work in a bank — even if in America people buy my clothes to do just that.” — July 1979
“I realized the idea of chic is changing. Modern chic has nothing to do with a woman wearing a crepe de chine blouse with a matching bow at the neck.” — October 1979
“The idea of paradox appeals to me now. I love to take elements out of their element…I think that is probably the direction of modern fashion. Take a fresh look at things rather than accepting the acceptable.” — October 1979
“Fashion is work, not drudgery…the most important thing is I really do enjoy what I do. I amuse myself like you can’t imagine.” — November 1979
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