Well, it’s not quite as egomaniacal as it sounds. As Fashionmag.com reports, Italian fashion giant Giorgio Armani will work with his adopted city of Milan to create a museum of his designs as an educational resource—and a tourist draw. Museo Armani (or whatever they decide to call it) will be built with private funds, presumably some or all from Armani. And taking down the ego quotient a bit further is the fact that it won’t be all Armani, all the time; they’ll “welcome temporary exhibitions thematically related to fashion, design and creativity.”
And hey, maybe anyone who reaches 80 looking like this guy deserves their very own museum. Italiano bella gente, eh, Giorgio?
For a taste of sleek Italian elegance secondo Armani, have a look at Vogue’s (no, not Rogue’s, although I bet he is one, in his own sophisticated way) gallery of his work.
Re Giorgio (“King Giorgio,” as he’s known to the Italian press) also starred, along with other Italian designers, in an exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. “The Glamour of Italian Fashion, 1945–2014” showed 120 Italian-designed ensembles and jewels worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Audrey Hepburn. It ended in July, but the V&A website still has lot of interesting stuff.