The fashion brands of Avenue Montaigne are mostly French and Italian, and Armani is obviously no exception to this, but one thing that sets it apart is the fact that the company is still owned by the man who founded it, Giorgio Armani, and makes most of its products in-house.
Founded in 1975 with just $10,000, Giorgio is now said to have a personal fortune of $5 billion, and the Armani brand has been expanded to multiple clothes lines (Armani Collezioni, Armani Exchange, Armani Jeans, Emporio Armani and haute couture line Armani Privé) and beyond: perfumes of course, but also home furnishings, cosmetics, a bookshop, flower shop, a line of sweets (!), plus cafés, hotels and restaurants.
The brand seems to exude a certain nonchalant style, for people who don't need bling to give off that aura of self assurance. Avenue Montaigne is where you'll find the best selection of all the Armani brands and products.
Thanks to his creativity in producing some of the best fashion and still life photography, the American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) succeeded to make a name for himself throughout the world at a very early stage of his career.
His works were on so many occasions featured in Vogue magazine and also used for advertisement for renowned clients such as Clinique and Issey Miyake.
Until January 29th, 2018, the Galeries nationales of the Grand Palais will be presenting, in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, a grand exhibition of Penn’s most wonderful and interesting photographs to celebrate the centennial of his birth. It holds a remarkable selection of his works that retraces his career, life, and passions.
Simplicity and elegance, two of the major characteristics of the artist’s style are shown to the audiences at the museum through more than 235 photographic prints, amazing drawings, and paintings.
Nudes, beauty, still life, cigarettes, fashion, and debris, all of these different genres are highlighted in the exhibition. So, don't miss it!
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