Quote: "Madonna, as we know, is very difficult. This cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn't able to open it with her hands. That's all there is to it." Designer Giorgio Armani addresses the furor surrounding the cape he created for Madonna's BRIT Awards performance last week (25Feb15). A wardrobe malfunction led to a nasty fall after the pop star failed to loosen the cloak as a dancer attempted to rip it away from her.
Quote: "Typically, I'm a solid fan of classic cinema. But, from the point of view of an artist, I have to say Avatar moved the mythic needle of filmmaking this year. Through new technology, I witnessed cinematic beauty that was so forward and stunning, it will surely impact art forms of all kinds." Fashion king Giorgio Armani hopes Avatar wins gold as Best Film at the Oscars.
Quote: "They are very similar. Not only do they look alike, they are both very lively and warm. No pretences at all." Designer Giorgio Armani's niece ROBERTA is fond of close pal Leonardo Dicaprio and his on/off model girlfriend Bar Refaeli.
Fact: Solange Knowles has landed an awesome touring wardrobe after signing on as Giorgio Armani's fashion ambassador. The pop star sister of Beyonce Knowles, who is currently on tour in Europe with Alicia Keys, will be taking to the stage in custom-made Armani.
Fact: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been given a hip-hop makeover to look like his favourite rapper Lil Wayne for the September (08) issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine. Giorgio Armani also took part in the fantasy shoot, posing as Fred Astaire, while Michael Kors depicted James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rear Window.
Quote: "I'm pretty damn faithful and loyal to Giorgio Armani. I'm not a big fashion guy... but I do love really good quality clothes. I think his gear is kind of timeless, and really elegant; it's never too wild or too loud." Sin City actor Clive Owen is a big fan of the Italian designer.
Fact: U2 star Bono's 'Red' campaign has been a huge hit - more than 15 million pregnant women in Africa can now get treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV to their unborn children thanks to the money raised by the sales of red merchandise at The Gap, Apple and Giorgio Armani stores.