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Coming to America: Armani Arrives in N.Y. With Plans for Growth

Giorgio Armani’s big plans for the U.S. kick off when he comes to New York for a fashion show, to sign books and get a lifetime achievement award.

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“Let’s not forget, in my case, I collaborated actively for the economy of these department stores with ready-to-wear. These department stores, in a few words, made a lot of money with Mr. Armani. I believe something more was owed to me,” said the designer.

Yet Armani’s not one to hold a grudge. With nearly 30 years in the business, he understands the ebb and flow of fashion and looks back fondly on the role the U.S. has played in his career.

“America has been extremely important for me because that’s where I was first truly recognized,” he said.

Recognition is of course no longer a problem for Armani, but that’s not stopping him from reaching out to an even broader audience with his fashion show.

“It’s a little gift I’m giving to New York.”
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