Giorgio Armani: Suiting Up For Easy Street

Giorgio Armani defines the new shape of style

Giorgio Armani defines the new shape of style

Just the name . . . the name alone . . . the very mention of the name sends off sparks and sets up a clamor like a French fire drill. "Giorgio Armani! Except for white truffles, pasta and opera, the Italians can't be credited with anything!"

Pierre Bergé, partner and protector of Yves Saint Laurent, peeks over the battlements at the enemy force below and, as if panicking, fires off a salvo before he has found his aim. "Give me one piece of clothing,...

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