Donatella Versace vs Giorgio Armani

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$680 Million
Net worth 2018
$8.82 Billion
Fashion Designers
Industry
Fashion and Retail
Reggio di Calabria, Italy
Residence
Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Italian
Country
Italy
02/05/1955
BirthDay
11/07/1934
1.65 m
Height
1.72 m
Education
Drop Out, University of Piacenza
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2013

A movie drama called, ‘House of Versace’, was broadcast on ‘Lifetime Network’ in 2013

2012

She started using pop star Lady Gaga as her muse, and in October 2012, in a much publicized visit, invited the pop singer to her late brother's apartment in Milan

2009

In 2009, Donatella asked Christopher Kane, the Scottish designer, to revive ‘Versus’

2008

In 2008, she was made the honorary chairman for London's ‘Fashion Fringe’

2005

Plans for the Palazzo Versace Dubai were announced in May 2005

2002

In 2002, Gianni and Donatella's most famously designed Versace clothing was a special exhibit at the historical Victoria and Albert Museum of London to be honored for extraordinary fashion success and symbolism worldwide

2001

In February 2001, she launched her own fragrance, ‘Versace Woman’, a fragrance that harmoniously combines the hints of frangipani blossoms and leaves with jasmine, bergamot and eglantine

1998

In 1998, she mounted her first couture show for the Versace Atelier at H�tel Ritz Paris

1997

The assassination of Gianni in Florida in July 1997 devastated her, but she quickly recollected herself and took-over as the chief designer

1980

She plunged into the fashion world during the 1980s

1979

In 1979, Donatella moved to Milan to work with Gianni, first as a design assistant and later in the public relations department

1977

In 1977, she enrolled at the Florence University in Italy to pursue languages

2010

The Armani Hotel was opened in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010, comprising the bottom 39 floors of the supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; it has 160 guest rooms and suites, and 144 residences

2009

As of 2009, Armani has a retail network of 60 Giorgio Armani boutiques, 11 Collezioni, 122 Emporio Armani, 94 A/X Armani exchange, 1 Giorgio Armani Accessori, and 13 Armani Junior stores spread over 37 different countries

2008

In 2008, Armani designed the bullfighting costume, called the "Goyesco", worn by Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez at the "Corrida Goyesca" in Ronda, Spain

2007

He has since designed suits worn by players of the London club Chelsea since August 2007

2006

He designed the Italian flag bearers' outfits at the opening ceremony at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and also designed Italy's Olympic uniforms for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

2005

Giorgio Armani and Herrera Global signed an agreement in 2005 for Herrera Global to build and operate at least seven luxury hotels and three vacation resorts under the Giorgio Armani name

2004

The small shop in Beijing was followed by a flagship store in Shanghai in 2004 and plans for 40 by 2011

2000

In 2000, Giorgio Armani SpA was introducing new lines of cosmetics and home furnishings, and expanding its line of accessories

1998

He also prepared to break in the Chinese market by opening up his first store in that country in 1998

1996

In 1996 his long-time friend Eric Clapton composed some songs for Armani's fashion shows and is since dressed in Armani

1995

Armani's men's and women's skiwear and ski casualwear line was developed in 1995

1991

His 1991 project, A/X: Armani Exchange, represented Armani's attempt to break into the American mass market, offering lower prices for the relaxed chic clothes

1990

After the frenetic expansion of the 1990s (sportswear, watches, eyeglasses, cosmetics, home, and new accessories collections), 2000, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the brand, saw a flurry of investment activity, including stock sales and the acquisition of new manufacturing capacity intended to increase Armani's control over the quality and distribution of his products

1988

He opened Armani Japan and introduced a line of eyeglasses (1988), socks (1987), a gift collection (1989), and a new "basic" men's and women's line for America known as A/X Armani Exchange (1991)

1987

Armani designed costumes for more than one hundred films, one of the most important of which was The Untouchables (1987)

1985

He had a longstanding relationship with architect Sergio Galeotti, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1985

1983

In 1983 the designer modified his agreement with GFT

1980

During the late 1980s, despite Galeotti's death (1985), Armani continued to expand commercial horizons and licensing agreements

1979

In 1979, after founding the Giorgio Armani Corporation, Armani began producing for the United States and introduced the Main line for men and women

1978

Armani established an innovative relationship with industry, characterized by the 1978 agreement with Gruppo Finanzario Tessile (GFT), which made it possible to produce luxury ready-to-wear in a manufacturing environment under the attentive supervision of the company's designer

1976

In October of that same year, he presented his first collection of men's ready-to-wear for Spring and Summer 1976 under his own name

1975

He was now ready to devote his energy to his own label, and on July 24, 1975 he founded Giorgio Armani S

1973

In 1973, Galeotti persuaded him to open a design office in Milan, at 37 Corso Venezia

1960

In the late 1960s, Armani met Sergio Galeotti, an architectural draftsman, which marked the beginning of a personal and professional relationship that lasted for many years

1957

After his stint in the armed forces, Armani found a job as a window dresser at La Rinascente, a department store in Milan in 1957

1953

He enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan, but after three years, in 1953, he left and joined the army

1934

Giorgio Armani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo arˈmaːni]; born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer