Giorgio Armani


A living legend. In the 1980s, Giorgio Armani exported a recognisable Italian style – the sophisticated, monochromatic grey-toned aesthetic of Italian industrial design – to the United States by contextualising it within cinematic notions of glamour. By doing so, he taught Hollywood how to dress old-school Italian glamour. The Italian designer also engineered a seismic shift and re-defined menswear when he introduced the unstructured suit into mens’ wardrobe, handing the stiff grey flannel suit the death sentence. Here is a visionary with refined taste: Armani radically changed contemporary fashion by deliberately paring down ornamental excesses and made simplicity a prized look.