Armani Looks Ahead

The designer has high hopes for the new millennium, but key defections are raising concerns about his company's future

This is a big year for Giorgio Armani. It marks the 25th anniversary of his company and, on July 11, his 65th birthday. And he has big plans. There's the exhibition of his work opening at the Guggenheim museums in New York City in October and Bilbao, Spain, next March, then traveling to Tokyo, London and Venice. He is launching home and cosmetics lines, as well as shoes and handbags, unveiling an office in Milan with a theater for his fashion shows, and building a huge outlet, also in Milan, to house Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans and the first Armani Casa...

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