A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 5, 1982

The frenzied pace of working on cover stories is nothing new to Simonetta Toraldo, picture researcher and administrative assistant for TIME'S Rome bureau. The day after she started work there in 1963, the beloved Pope John XXIII died, necessitating a late-starting cover; last May, Toraldo scored another success, obtaining an exclusive shot, from an amateur photographer, of the gravely wounded John Paul II in the arms of an aide in St. Peter's Square. It became the cover photo. For this week's far more cheerful cover story—Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani—Toraldo helped TIME to yet...

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