This former window dresser and one-time medical student now holds the claim to being the prince of minimalist glamour. Starting out as a designer for Nino Cerruti in the '60s, Armani broke away in 1970 to begin his own freelance design business, first with menswear, then adapting those same pieces for women. This crossing over between men's and women's fashion -- relaxed, unstructured silhouettes for men; aggressive, masculine cuts for women -- became his hallmark as he lead the '80s trend of the power suit and redefined the notion of corporate dress. Known for a muted color palette of blacks, whites, and grays, Armani's sleek, easy-fit garments have clad many a Hollywood starlet -- and landed their creator a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 2000.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2005 Paris (Haute Couture)
Emporio Armani Spring 2006 Milan (Men's)
  Giorgio Armani: Women's   Giorgio Armani: Men  
  Fall 2005   Spring 2006  
  Fall 2004   Fall 2004  
  Spring 2005      
  Emporio Armani: Women's   Emporio Armani: Men's  
  Fall 2005 (Milan)   Fall 2005 Milan  
  Fall 2005 (Haute Couture)      

Spring 2005
Spring 2004
Spring 2002

  Barneys New York
Bergdorf Goodman
Saks Fifth Avenue
  Boutique Giorgio Armani New York
Emporio Armani
  Why Armani? (Fall 2002)  
  Armani Ascendant (November 6, 2000)