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May 12, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani. Founding his company in Milan in 1975, he modernized the suit, giving it a relaxed, soft silhouette, and created a daytime uniform of power and success that defined men's and women's style for two decades. He banished the ugly red-carpet excesses of the 1980s and introduced a modern way of dressing beginning in 1990, when his sleek Oscar-night designs for Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster transformed Hollywood from tacky to tasteful overnight.
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July 2, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
At a Champagne reception prior to the Giorgio Armani Prive show in Paris on Tuesday, Milla Jovovich caught up with fellow haute couture aficionados. A regular at the Paris shows, the “Resident Evil” star glittered in an aquamarine Armani jacket. Naomie Harris, too, came outfitted in Armani, in her case in a white confection of a top that revealed a peek of midriff. Before heading for her seat, the Bond girl from “Skyfall” said she was very much looking forward to the show.
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September 10, 1993 | MARIA D. LASO
Authors: Richard Martin and Harold Koda. Info: Rizzoli International Inc., 1990. $35 paperback. 215 pages plus chronology and photo credits. Since Giorgio Armani introduced the unconstructed jacket in the '70s and began melding the traditionally tailored styles of business attire with the more comfortable aspects of leisure wear, nothing has been the same.
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May 12, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani. Founding his company in Milan in 1975, he modernized the suit, giving it a relaxed, soft silhouette, and created a daytime uniform of power and success that defined men's and women's style for two decades. He banished the ugly red-carpet excesses of the 1980s and introduced a modern way of dressing beginning in 1990, when his sleek Oscar-night designs for Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster transformed Hollywood from tacky to tasteful overnight.
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February 16, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES
Regard it as Giorgio Armani's unbearable-lightness-of-being phase. Slighting the glam slam by his peers, he's opted for a fluid, airy, spring and summer collection, which previewed last week at his Emporio Armani signature boutique in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. Guests nibbled on appetizers from the adjoining Armani Express restaurant while enjoying informal modeling. Clothes were also displayed on dress forms and numbered like pieces in an art exhibit.
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September 9, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Giorgio ARMANI stepped onto the balcony of his Beverly Hills boutique on Sunday to take a call. "Rickyyyyyyyy!" squealed the designer who -- more than any other -- is on a first-name basis with Hollywood. On the line was Ricky Martin, calling from his tour in Germany with regrets. He won't be able to attend tonight's ceremony at which Armani will be honored with the first Rodeo Drive Walk of Style award.
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July 16, 2010 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
In the last few years, fashion designers have been invading the hotel industry. "Hotel companies and guests have become conscious of design," says hospitality industry analyst Bruce Baltin, from L.A.-based Colliers PKF Consulting USA. "Also, it is another avenue for designers to expose their styles to consumers." This spring, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the luxury conglomerate with more than 50 brands including Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci and Givenchy, threw its monogrammed hat into the ring, announcing plans to develop luxury hotels.
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December 8, 1994 | DEBRE GENDEL, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
Giorgio Armani sits in a white wooden folding chair inside a sound stage at Fox studios. It might as well be a director's chair, the way he controls the fitting session in progress. One model is too short, he tells his aides in Italian. Another is too bosomy. A frowning, brainy-looking model may be unconventional, "but I like her," Armani says. Across the room, a brunette twirls on the fitting platform revealing extraordinarily beautiful legs to match an extraordinarily beautiful face.
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June 24, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Sure, the London Olympics, now barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But, long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment the nations enter the Olympic Stadium. As soon as the athletes begin parading on July 27, their opening ceremony outfits will be seen by billions of eyeballs worldwide and judged by legions of armchair critics. Italian luxury labels such as Giorgio Armani (Team Italy)
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March 13, 1996
Milan collections--The design by Giorgio Armani pictured on the cover of Monday's Life & Style was the wrong color. The body-hugging top and long, slit skirt should have been shocking pink.
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April 26, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Film and fashion joined forces for a good cause Thursday night, when a constellation of celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgewick, Minnie Driver, Emma Roberts, Pamela Anderson, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, Rachel Zoe and Poppy Delevingne celebrated the opening of the Paris Photo Los Angeles international photography fair at Paramount Studios, then decamped to Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills for a private dinner and silent auction to...
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February 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday. Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none other than cheap chic retailer H&M. (Apparently it was a custom job; Hunt worked closely with H&M designers exchanging sketches, fabrics and samples, according to the retailer.) PHOTOS: Oscars 2013 best dressed on the red carpet Back to Armani, though.
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January 24, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
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January 23, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
As is usually the case at Giorgio Armani Prive, A-listers dotted the front row Tuesday for the spring/summer 2013 collection. Among them were actresses Uma Thurman, Hilary Swank, Claudia Cardinale and Isabelle Huppert. Aside from attending fashion shows, Swank made news in Paris over the weekend, but not for the best of reasons: Thieves broke into the taxi in which she riding and snatched her purse. When asked about the incident, the two-time Oscar winner simply smiled and said, "I'm OK, thank you. " Among others in attendance at the show were three striking fashion models: Tallulah Harlech, daughter of longtime Karl Lagerfeld muse Lady Amanda Harlech; Amber Le Bon, daughter of Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and model Yasmin Le Bon; and deejay Lady Mary Charteris, recently wed to musician Robbie Furze.
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January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Giorgio Armani was one of the first fashion designers to understand the power of dressing celebrities for the red carpet, dressing Jodie Foster for the Oscars way back in 1990 and rescuing her (and later, half of Hollywood) from her own bad taste. The Italian designer has been a presence on the red carpet ever since. But tonight, he has outdone himself. Foster, who will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, is stunning in a navy blue beaded Armani gown with interesting looking tile-like paillettes on the halter straps.
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June 24, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Sure, the London Olympics, now barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But, long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment the nations enter the Olympic Stadium. As soon as the athletes begin parading on July 27, their opening ceremony outfits will be seen by billions of eyeballs worldwide and judged by legions of armchair critics. Italian luxury labels such as Giorgio Armani (Team Italy)
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July 2, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
At a Champagne reception prior to the Giorgio Armani Prive show in Paris on Tuesday, Milla Jovovich caught up with fellow haute couture aficionados. A regular at the Paris shows, the “Resident Evil” star glittered in an aquamarine Armani jacket. Naomie Harris, too, came outfitted in Armani, in her case in a white confection of a top that revealed a peek of midriff. Before heading for her seat, the Bond girl from “Skyfall” said she was very much looking forward to the show.
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October 20, 1994 | MAUREEN SAJBEL, SPEICAL TO THE TIMES
Every Hollywood agent, Century City lawyer and Beverly Hills investment banker knows the difference between Italian designer Giorgio Armani's black label and his white label, right? But exactly where do Mani, Emporio and A/X fit in? Here are the crib notes for Armani 101. Label: GIORGIO ARMANI/A MILANO BORGONUOVO 21 Frequently referred to simply as "black label," it's Armani's premier collection for men and women, the one seen on runways and wrapped around celebrities on Oscar night.
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October 3, 2010 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Making a statement with color. 1970s nostalgia for Mary Tyler Moore and Cher. An appreciation of fine Italian craftsmanship, right down to the table linens. Those are just a few of the takeaways from Milan Fashion Week's display of style for next spring. At Jil Sander, designer Raf Simons' modern color story packed the week's biggest punch.?? Set to a soaring soundtrack from the film "Psycho," which Hitchcock famously shot in black and white because he thought it would be too scary in Technicolor, the models lighted up the runway in shades of electric blue, acid green, tomato red, shocking pink and traffic-cone orange.
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