“Life, I have sacrificed life. The life of a young man when I first started out and the life of a grown man at the age I am now,”. This is Girogio Armani‘s words from the september issue of British Elle magazine. He also admitted that friendship and personal happiness have been hard to find. “It is even more so now. Even harder, which is very sad because life is all about friendships, discovering people’s personalities, falling in love, not just once or twice, but often. In a word, life. To live in the world. For example, I don’t know Milan. People tell me of Milan [He has lived in Milan since 1957].”
“These double-edged words of this fashion icon who prides himself on his non use of famous supermodels on his catwalks that sets him apart from other designers of his calibre. “During a fashion show, I want the clothes to speak. The effort I put into my work must be respected. Far from the catwalks, however, it is personality that must come to the fore, as well as the capacity to interpret a dress – a brain is more important than a body.”
On the one hand, it feels kind of the depressing that this man who is known for his clean tailored lines and brought us Beckham’s bulge has given up normalcy just for the fickle industry. Its almost as if one can detect a hint of sadness and bitterness. Like all these vanity aint worth jack!
On the other hand being acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy,with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $7 billion as of 2012 could only have been achieved through hardwork, clout and sheer determination that would shut people out of your life.
Makes you wonder! In a society where all the young girls want to go into fashion/make-up, marry a rich man preferably a footballer or one of them private equity boys and have 2.4 beautiful kids plus the automated fence.
Can we really have it all? I am yet to find the answer. The self-help books have come up with nothing!.
Holla if you have please.
Ciao Bellas xxx