From Katie Holmes’ wedding dress to Richard Gere’s suit in American Gigolo

From Katie Holmes’ wedding dress to Richard Gere’s suit in American Gigolo, a look at the Giorgio Armani myth 

While the emperor of Italian fashion has just celebrated his 88th birthday, Vogue looks back at the most significant

fashion moments of his career. 

Since the creation of his house in Milan in 1975, Giorgio Armani has constantly redefined the repertoire of minimalist,

elegant and timeless fashion with impeccable tailoring. Through his visionary initiatives and unparalleled connections

with some of the most coveted personalities of the past 5 decades, the godfather of fashion has built his name into

an independent empire synonymous with luxury and glamour. Let’s take a look at some of the events that have contributed

to his legendary success. 

Richard Gere as a sex symbol in American Gigolo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

In 1980, Richard Gere broke the screen in the film. At 31 years old, the young actor gets the role that will make

him famous and propel him to the status of Hollywood icon. And it is Giorgio Armani who signs all of his unstructured

suits with nonchalant elegance. American Gigolo – the first of a long series of films dressed by the designer –

contributed to the rise of the brand, which redefined the lines of the men’s wardrobe as soon as it was released.

The masculine-feminine look of Julia Roberts at the Golden Globes in 1990 Steve Granitz Archive/WireImage

That year, Julia Roberts won the award for Best Supporting Actress for Steel Magnolias, wearing an oversized

gray pantsuit, a man’s tie, showing off her iconic smile and curls. As for Mr. Armani, he wins one of his first

big fashion moments by breaking the codes of the conventional red carpet.

Jodie Foster wins her second Oscar Shutterstock

It is in an embroidered ensemble and enhanced by a long jacket that Jodie Foster accepts her second Oscar in 1992

for her role in The Silence of the Lambs. From then on, the actress and the designer developed a very special relationship

that led her to wear his creations at almost every appearance. 

The wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in Italy Robert Evans/WireImage

While Armani has become known for dressing celebrities on the red carpet, the brand also accompanies some

of the most important moments in their personal lives. For Katie Holmes’ wedding to ex-husband Tom Cruise

in 2022, the bride wore a custom gown, embroidered with crystals and topped with a long full veil. The designer

himself was present at the ceremony.

Giorgio Armani, honorary president of the Met Gala site link Stefano Guindani

Armani is a staple of the Met Gala and many celebrities have walked the legendary steps of the Metropolitan

Museum of Art wearing his outfits. In 2022, Anna Wintour named Giorgio Armani honorary chair of the event, which

was themed “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” alongside Ocean’s co-chairs and co-stars George Clooney and Julia


David and Victoria Beckham as underwear muses

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

In 2022, David Beckham raises the temperature by lending his body to the Emporio Armani Underwear line.

In 2022, another stroke of genius for the brand that immortalizes the most fashionable couple of the

moment in a series of sensual images under the lens of Mert and Marcus.

The cosmic dress of Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards in 2010

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Designed exclusively for the singer, this futuristic dress marks a break from the minimalist and timeless

sartorial style we know at the house. It was also the beginning of a long collaboration between Lady Gaga

and Giorgio Armani, who later signed the costumes for the video Alejandro and the Monster Ball Tour. Since

then, the pop star has not stopped wearing his creations on stage and on the red carpet. 

The incredible Emporio Armani fashion show on the tarmac of Linate airport

Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

For its Spring-Summer 2022 collection, Giorgio Armani presents “Emporio Armani Boarding,” a memorable event held

at Linate Airport in Milan. For the first time, the hangar hosts a fashion show and a live performance by Robbie

Williams in front of an electrified crowd of nearly 2,300 people.

Giorgio Armani receives the Award of Excellence at the British Fashion Awards in 2022

Stefano Guindani

After presenting his latest Haute Couture collection Armani Privé, Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett, loyal friends

of the designer, give him the Award of Excellence for his entire career. A final recognition of his talent before

the entire fashion industry. 

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