October 3, 2003 |
Milan David CARDONA doesn't have a chic, minimalist showroom or a bevy of assistants, as does Giorgio Armani. Instead, the Los Angeles designer and new head of women's wear for the venerable but flagging Italian design house Cerruti works just southwest of this city in an institutional-looking building that also houses Cerruti's factory outlet. "Welcome to our cafe," he joked earlier this week, ushering a reporter into a room with folding chairs, tables and two vending machines.
August 9, 1989 |
"I'm going to tell you something very arrogant," says Nino Cerruti, leaning forward with a smile that is smoother than Italian silk. "I've been lucky enough to have been born rich. I've never fought too desperately for business. I fight with a certain amount of style." Cerruti, the designer behind the Paris-based Cerruti 1881 Fashion Collection for men and women, has just been asked whether he's attempting to conquer Hollywood.
November 16, 1986 |
"Beverly Hills Cop II" just began shooting here and the script by Larry Ferguson has taken some wild turns since Outtakes last reported on versions by Bud Shrake and Dan Jenkins. The crooked security guard service is out. Now the plot revolves around the brutal Alphabet Bandit (who leaves behind cryptic notes at the scene of shootings and robberies) and a gang of "bad guys" headed by maxi-bad girl Brigitte (Mrs. Stallone) Nielsen.
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August 25, 1985
Sergio Galeotti, co-founder and chairman of the board of the internationally famous design firm of Giorgio Armani, has died of a heart attack at his home in Milan, Italy. He was 40 and had leukemia. "He was the true spirit of this company," designer Giorgio Armani said. Galeotti, a former menswear buyer, was the business head of the Milanese firm that he started with Armani after the designer left Nino Cerruti in 1970.
April 10, 1992 |
Judging by the number of Hollywood men wearing vests these days, it appears the formal alternatives to cummerbunds are making a comeback. Among those who spiced up their Oscar ensembles with patterned waistcoats--the formal name for a fancy vest--were Michael Douglas, in a Nino Cerruti silk vest with hand-embroidered flowers; Spike Lee, in one of cobalt-blue silk; Tom Hanks, in a dapper white pique Armani, and Kevin Costner, in another Armani with abstract designs.
September 18, 1987 |
In the spring/summer 1988 menswear collections just shown here, there was a lot of masculine leg on view. From the more conservative houses, such as Christian Dior and Nino Cerruti, to the avant-garde, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Marithe and Francois Girbaud, it was only a matter of minutes before the shorts came marching down the runway. Often, they were the bottom half of a serious suit message and a theme of day through evening wear.