Giorgio Armani Is in Great Spirits

Giorgio Armani arrives for the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Palais de Chaillot on July 5, 2011 in Paris, France. Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

After telling British Elle that he's sacrificed his life for fashion, he turns on his Italian brethren (Cavalli, Versace, Dolce, and Gabbana), saying, "These designers have no reserve. They've chosen a path and thrown themselves onto it head first, regardless of everything. Whether or not their designs are sellable or vulgar. As long as it's new and people talk about it. That is the truth."