10 Questions for Giorgio Armani

The Italian clothier chats about retirement, piracy and stolen designs. Giorgio Armani will now take your questions

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Giorgio Armani

How did you first get into fashion design? Haisam Younes SARASOTA, FLA.

It happened accidentally. I was doing my military service and I had 20 days off on vacation in Milan. A friend said, "Do you want to work for two weeks for a photographer in a department store?" and I said yes. I started assisting the photographer, designing the windows and things. Soon after that they asked me to oversee the fashion. And I thought, Why not? It was creative work. It involved teamwork. After a few years I realized that this was really what I wanted to do for...

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