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OUR MILESTONES
Retrace the Armani Group’s most important projects and milestones: a journey through the brand’s history and heritage, always with an eye on the future.
1975
On July 24th, Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti establish Giorgio Armani S.p.A.
The first Giorgio Armani Ready-to-Wear collections are presented
© Ron Galella (WireImage)
1978
Giorgio Armani dresses Diane Keaton, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance in “Annie Hall”
1978
Giorgio Armani dresses Diane Keaton, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance in “Annie Hall”
1980
Giorgio Armani creates the wardrobe for the film American Gigolo, marking the beginning of his collaboration with Hollywood
1980
Giorgio Armani creates the wardrobe for the film American Gigolo, marking the beginning of his collaboration with Hollywood
1981
The Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans lines are launched
© Aldo Fallai
© Aldo Fallai
The first Emporio Armani store opens in Milan
© Maria Vittoria Backhaus
The first women's perfume, Armani, is launched
© Aldo Fallai
The Armani Junior line is launched
1982
© Bob Krieger
Giorgio Armani is featured on the cover of Time magazine
1983
The first Giorgio Armani boutique opens in Milan
© Aldo Fallai
1984
The first billboard in via Broletto, Milan, is installed
© Marco Ligabue, Matteo Girola
Giorgio Armani begins his collaboration with FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano (The National Trust for Italy) and supports the restoration of the San Fruttuoso Abbey in Camogli
1986
Giorgio Armani is appointed Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
The first Armani Junior store opens in Milan
1988
The first issue of the Emporio Armani Magazine is published
© Norman Watson
© Maria Vittoria Backhaus
The Giorgio Armani eyewear line is launched
1991
The A|X Armani Exchange line is launched and the first store opens in Soho, New York City
© Mark Weiss
1992
Giorgio Armani is one of the primary supporters of Convivio, a charity market exhibition sustaining ANLAIDS, a National Association for the Fight Against AIDS
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Jodie Foster wears a Giorgio Armani suit while receiving the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work on “The Silence of the Lambs”
1996
© Jean Marie Périer
The Emporio Armani logo is installed on one of the hangars at Milan’s Linate airport
Milan’s Museum of Science and Technology exhibits a pair of recycled denim jeans within its Innovation Hall
© Xenji Toma
© Xenji Toma
1997
The Emporio Armani watches line is launched
1998
A donation is made to restore the stained-glass windows inside of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey in Paris
The first Emporio Armani Caffè opens in Paris
2000
The first concept store Armani/Manzoni 31 opens in Milan that includes, in addition to Emporio Armani and other brands of the Group, the first Armani/Casa store
© Studio Contratti
The first Armani/Nobu restaurant opens in Milan
New York City’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum stages a retrospective commemorating 25 years of Giorgio Armani's career as a designer. The exhibition travels to Bilbao, Berlin, London, Rome, Shanghai and Tokyo, before concluding at the Triennale di Milano in 2007
© Andrea Martiradonna
© Peter Lindbergh
© Fabien SARAZIN
The Armani/Casa, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, Armani Collezioni and Armani/Fiori lines are launched
2001
The new Armani/Teatro, created in collaboration with Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is inaugurated in via Bergognone, Milan
2002
© Jonathan Fong
The concept store Armani/Chater House opens in Hong Kong
Giorgio Armani is named Goodwill Ambassador by the The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in recognition of his contribution to refugees during the crisis in Afghanistan
The Armani/Dolci is launched
©Richard Phibbs
The Emporio Armani jewelry line is launched
© Emanuele Scorcelletti
2003
Giorgio Armani receives the first Rodeo Drive Walk of Style award in Beverly Hills for his contribution to the world of cinema and his close bond with Hollywood stars
The first Armani/Privé club opens in Milan
© Gionata Xerra
The designer receives the CA-RI-FE Award for reintroducting hemp textiles into the Armani Jeans collection
2004
© Giancarlo Giannini
The Armani/Three on the Bund concept store opens in Shanghai
The EA7 sports and activewear line is launched
© Piero Biasion
2005
The haute couture Giorgio Armani Privé collection debuts in Paris
2006
Giorgio Armani presents the One Night Only London event
Giorgio Armani develops the special Emporio Armani(Product)Red collection as part of Bono Vox and Bobby Shriver's project in support of the Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa
2007
Giorgio Armani opens the fourth concept store, Armani/Ginza Tower, celebrating the occasion with the One Night Only Tokyo event
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
2008
Giorgio Armani is awarded the Legion of Honour — the highest merit granted by the French Republic.
Giorgio Armani newly supports FAI (The National Trust for Italy) in the restoration of Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan
2009
The concept store, Armani/Fifth Avenue, opens in New York City
© Ramon Prat
2010
© Viviane Sassen
Giorgio Armani, in collaboration with Green Cross International and UNICEF, launches the Acqua for Life charity initiative to promote access to clean drinking water
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
The first Armani Hotel opens in Dubai
© Giacomo Giannini
2011
The second Armani Hotel opens in Milan
2012
Giorgio Armani presents One Night Only Beijing event
© Fabrice Dall'Anese
During the Cannes International Film Festival, the designer begins to collaborate with the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (HRO), founded by actor Sean Penn following the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010
Livia Firth wears a Giorgio Armani Privé dress in recycled PET on the red carpet of the Golden Globe Awards
EA7 Emporio Armani becomes the Official Outfitter of the Italian team at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London
2013
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
Giorgio Armani presents the One Night Only Rome and One Night Only New York events
© Jason Lloyd Evans
The Armani Group establishes the Corporate Social Responsibility department and publishes its specifications for the RSL (Restricted Substances List)
During Men's Fashion Week in Milan, the Armani/Teatro opens its doors for the first time to emerging designers, hosting their collections for several seasons
2014
Giorgio Armani presents the One Night Only Paris event
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
The project Films of City Frames is launched in collaboration with international film schools
Photovoltaic systems are installed in the office buildings of via Bergognone
The Armani Group publishes its social and environmental codes of conduct for managing the relations with its supply chain
2015
Giorgio Armani is named Special Ambassador for Fashion at Milan's Expo
© Davide Lovatti
On April 30th, Giorgio Armani celebrates 40 years of his career and inaugurates the exhibition space, Armani/Silos. At the same time he designs and supports the renovation of the final section of via Bergognone and the surrounding green areas
The group adheres to the project of the Ministry of the Environment and carries out the first Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies on some of its best-selling products
Giorgio Armani once again supports FAI in the restoration of Villa Necchi Campiglio
2016
The Giorgio Armani Foundation is established with the aim of implementing projects of public and social utility
Giorgio Armani announces the total elimination of animal fur from its collections, in agreement with the Fur Free Alliance and receives recognition at the 2016 PETA Fashion Awards
The Armani Group participates in the drafting of the Guidelines on the eco-toxicological requirements by Italy’s CNMI, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber for Italian Fashion)
2017
Giorgio Armani introduces the Armani/Laboratorio project, a film training workshop dedicated to young people
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
The Armani Group is recognized for its commitment to sustainability (CNMI Recognition of Sustainability) during the first edition of the Green Carpet Fashion awards organised by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion
The Armani Group participates in the drafting of the CNMI Guidelines for Chemical Mixtures and the Guidelines for Sustainability in Retail
The Armani Group reorganizes its brand portfolio now focusing on
2018
© Giulio Ciamillo
In honour of Earth Day, Olimpia Milano introduces a uniform made of recycled PET material
The Armani Sustainability Project logo is created and applied to all of the Group's products that meet specific sustainability requirements
The Group starts its public reporting with the 2018 Sustainability Report
2019
On the occasion of the 2019 Fashion Awards in London, Giorgio Armani receives the Outstanding Achievement Award for his creative contribution to the fashion industry
The first Armani Green Outlet, made with recycled and recyclable materials, opens
The Group launches the Armani Development Program, a training and development initiative dedicated to employees
The Armani Group adheres to the Fashion Pact, an agreement in which the leading companies of the fashion industry commit to concretely addressing climate and environmental protection issues
The Armani Group participates in the HR & Education round table of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (CNMI) leading to the drafting of the Including Diversity manifesto
The Giorgio Armani jewelry line is launched
© Melanie&Ramon
2020
During Milan Fashion Week, Emporio Armani presents a selection of clothes and accessories made from recycled materials
Giorgio Armani is appointed ambassador for responsible tourism by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
The Emporio Armani Green Project is launched, dedicated to the reforestation and expansion of greenery in some of the places where the brand is present and operates
Movie Magic
Giorgio Armani designs a one-off model of the
Fiat 500 electric car
The Armani Group supports a series of initiatives during the Covid-19 emergency
2021
The Armani Group announces its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Giorgio Armani announces the commitment to cease the use of angora wool from all collections and receives recognition at the 2021 PETA Fashion Awards
Giorgio Armani becomes a supporting founder of Milan's Teatro alla Scala Foundation
© Stefano Guindani/SGP
Giorgio Armani presents One Night Only Dubai, an event designed to minimize its impact on the environment, in accordance with ISO 20121
Giorgio Armani is awarded the title of Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit by the President of the Italian Republic
The Armani Group takes part in the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), launched by Prince Charles of England, for the development of a Digital ID system with information regarding the sustainability and circularity of products
The Armani Group ranks second in the Diversity Leaders Award 2022 list of 50 European companies analysed by the Financial Times
The Armani Group appoints a Sustainability Managing Director within its Board of Directors, to whom the Sustainability Department reports directly. The Group also establishes a Strategic Sustainability Committee
2022
The first A|X Armani Exchange store opens in Milan
During Milan Fashion Week Giorgio Armani decides to show his Giorgio Armani collections without music as a sign of respect towards the people involved in the Ukrainian conflict
The Group joins the fundraising initiative launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Municipality of Milan (Comune di Milano). Furthermore, the Group announces a donation of essential clothing for refugees to be distributed through the Community of Sant’Egidio
On the occasion of the 2022 Sustainable Fashion Awards, the award ceremony dedicated to recognizing the commitment to sustainability organized by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion), Giorgio Armani is honored with the Visionary Award, an important accolade assigned for the sense of responsibility and ethics that have always distinguished his work.
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