Italy TravelArmani Museum to Open in Milan

Armani Museum to Open in Milan
Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by

GiorgioArmaniInternational fashion lovers, rejoice – a new museum dedicated to the design and collection of Giorgio Armani is scheduled to open later this year on Milan’s Via Bergognone, where the designer’s headquarters are located. Armani is personally collaborating with the city of Milan on the museum’s content, which will include his clothes, photos and drawings, as well as exhibits on the history of fashion, creativity and design.

“Milan is the city where I decided to work. I have always thought that if I had been in another city my work would have been different and my designs would not have been so strongly Italian and international at the same time. That’s why I decided to put my work at the disposal of the city,” said Armani, who turned 80 in July.

Armani is investing 50 million euros in the museum, to which he plans to add an education and research center and spaces to support new designers. The museum will also include a library, classrooms and training facilities for fashion students.

”I always thought that my work would have been different in other cities and that hardly my style would have been so heavily Italian and international at the same time. So I decided to make available in my city the fruits of my labor, not only my clothing creations, but also the sense of the subject and experience. I thought it might be interesting especially for the many young people who come to the world of fashion and design and that this heritage will find inspiration and ideas to create new ideas and businesses of the future,” said Armani, who turned 80 in July.

Exact dates of the museum’s opening are unspecified, but it is expected to be open to the public during the Milan Expo 2015 and sometime after the designer’s runway show on April 30 at the namesake Teatro Armani.

By Kathy McCabe

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