15 quotes by Giorgio Armani about fashion and life

We recall the expressions of the great designer, which have become household names.

15 цитат Джорджио Армани о моде и жизни

Giorgio Armani at the opening of his retrospective exhibition at the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, Italy, 2004

“You should not be too zealous when choosing clothes: the most stylish people look as if they do not make any effort to their own appearance. Ultimately, style comes down to self-expression, and I don’t think anything can look really terrible on a person who is sincere with himself.”

“To be elegant does not mean to be conspicuous, it means to be etched into the memory.”

“A carefully selected fragrance can become your hallmark. This is the first thing people feel when you enter a room, and the last thing that disappears when you leave.”

15 цитат Джорджио Армани о моде и жизни

Giorgio Armani, 70s

“A jacket is the basis of a wardrobe. It should be well sewn, sit perfectly and be tailored so that you feel confident and comfortable. When you’re wearing a nice jacket, everything else will follow.”

“Looking sexy is a matter of self—confidence.”

“A cheap pair of shoes is a bad economy. Do not skimp on the main thing: shoes are the basis of your wardrobe.”

“To create something exceptional, your thinking must be continuously focused on the smallest details.”

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Giorgio Armani with models at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18, January 2017, Milan, Italy

“Choose fabrics of neutral colors, without bright patterns — they will serve you longer.” 

“Black and dark blue slim better than other colors. By sticking to this color scheme, you can afford to experiment with shapes and textures.”

“Be bold in your beliefs. When I experimented with the cut, it went against the generally accepted ideas and methods. But I just wanted to create clothes that would look elegant and at the same time be comfortable. Eventually my ideas came into fashion.”

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“They say I look 20 years younger than my age; they ask what my secret is. In part, this is heredity. My mother died at the age of 90, and at that time she looked 65. I hope it will be the same with me. But it’s also about self-discipline: don’t go to bed too late, don’t drink too much, don’t smoke. And also understand yourself and properly handle your own inner self.”

“The real luxury is to say what you think.”

“You know more than you think, and you can do more than you know. When my business partner died in 1985, some people decided that I would close the company. Instead, I learned to do what he did. Don’t underestimate your own inner strength.” 

15 цитат Джорджио Армани о моде и жизни

Giorgio Armani with his sketches…

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…and at work in the office. The 1980s.

“Remember how Mick Jagger sang, “You can’t always get what you want” (“You don’t always get everything you want”)? Yes, I would like to be tall and have an impressive nose. Accept what is given to you and don’t give up. Don’t waste your life trying to change something that can’t be changed, don’t linger on it.”

“Work—life balance is the key to happiness. I sacrificed my life to work, and if I could have started over, I would have done differently.”

15 цитат Джорджио Армани о моде и жизни

Giorgio Armani during the Emporio Armani show at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020/2021

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