Giorgio Armani closes Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani closes Milan Fashion Week

Sophia Loren and Giorgio Armani at the end of the show

Giorgio Armani ended the Milan Fashion Week, which wrapped up six days of womenswear previews for next spring and summer on Monday, launching a book that looks back on his life. Armani, one of the founders of the Milan ready-to-wear scene, celebrates 40 years of his fashion house this year.
Armani's long-time friend Sofia Loren sat in the front row both for his runway show and the book presentation. She said the principle behind Armani's creations "was to make women and men to look good but look free, to feel free, to be energetic." 
“I wanted to be here because I wanted to make Giorgio happy, but also it makes me happy, too,” she said. “It makes me happy to show him how proud we are of him. He means a lot to me and a lot to Italy. I can't wait to read the book — I hope there is a copy for me!”

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