GOING FORMAL: Giorgio Armani is again showing his support for Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The designer will appear with the Academy Award winner in a charity campaign that will be unveiled globally this month in select daily newspapers. In the ad, the designer and Penn cut dapper figures in black tuxedoes. Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea can be glimpsed in the background, as Armani and the actor were photographed in the French city during its film festival in May. In Cannes, Armani supported a fund-raiser for Penn’s association with a predinner cocktail party on his 213-foot yacht, Maìn, and launched a year-long humanitarian collaboration between the two for a series of worldwide events.
J/P HRO was established by Penn in 2010 after the devastating earthquake that ravaged Haiti. Donations to the foundation can take place on the dedicated site armani.com/haiti.
This story first appeared in the December 14, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.