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Born on July 11, 1934, in Italy, Giorgio Armani is an iconic clothing designer who has expanded his empire to include restaurants and hotels. His popularity skyrocketed in America in the 1980s when his men's 'power suits' appeared frequently on the television series Miami Vice and in the 1980 film American Gigolo, which starred Richard Gere in Armani's signature garb.
"My vision was clear: I believed in getting rid of the artifice of clothing. I believed in neutral colors."
Designer Giorgio Armani was born on July 11, 1934, in Piacenza, Italy. With his body-conscious yet understated clothing, Giorgio Armani has become one of the most popular names in fashion. He first launched his business empire in the mid-1970s, and it has grown substantially over the years. The Armani brand now includes makeup, housewares, books and hotels.
The son of a shipping manager, Armani grew up in a small town outside of Milan. It was a difficult time in Italian history. Giorgio and his two siblings—older brother Sergio and younger sister Rosanna—experienced the hardships of World War II firsthand. Some of his friends were killed during Allied bombings. "We were poor and life was tough," he explained to Harper's Bazaar. "The cinema in Milan was a refuge—a palace of dreams—and the movie stars seemed so glamorous. I fell in love with the idealized beauty of Hollywood stars."
At an early age, Armani developed an interest in anatomy, making "dolls out of mud with a coffee bean hidden inside," explained to the Guardian newspaper. His fascination with the human form led to two years of medical study at the University of Piacenza. Taking a break from school, Armani had to complete his required military service. He soon got his first taste of fashion. "I was doing my military service and I had 20 days off on vacation in Milan," he explained to Time magazine. Through a friend, he got a job at a department store. "I started assisting the photographer, designing the windows and things."
After completing his military service, Armani dropped out of university and went to work at La Rinascente, a famous Milan department store. He then joined the staff of Nino Cerruti as a designer. With the encouragement of his friend Sergio Galeotti, Armani started to do freelance design work for other companies as well.
Armani and Galeotti became business partners, founding Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in July 1975. The company's first collection—a men's clothing line—debuted that year. Armani launched a women's collection the following year, which received a warm reception. His clothes were revolutionary at the time, introducing a more natural fit and using a subtle color palette. "My vision was clear: I believed in getting rid of the artifice of clothing. I believed in neutral colors," he later told WWD.
While his designs were popular in Europe, Armani didn't make a big splash in America until 1980. His clothes were worn by actor Richard Gere in the film American Gigolo (1980), which helped generate a lot of interest in Armani.
Jasmin Walsh was born in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1976 and in 1990 when she was 13 years old, she relocated with her family to England and lived and studied in London.
Jasmin’s love for art was apparent from an early age and this led her to study at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. In 2001 Jasmin graduated and achieved a BA Honours Degree in Textile Design. Working for many years in diverse and creative employment, from the age of 16 Jasmin took on a position as an assistant in a textile restoration studio, she worked on and off as a textile restorer for 11 years.During this time she also worked as a costume designer and costume maker for a London based Brazilian Samba Band, a freelance textile designer where Jasmin worked for Clements Ribeiro at their Fashion House in Central London and let’s not forget the many years as sales assistant and bar supervisor to enable her to support herself through University.
Jasmin’s path into face and body painting began as chance encounter with the work of face and body artist Bibi Freeman at the V&A Museum in London England, where Jasmin was teaching Brazilian Carnival headdress workshops for children, she was fascinated by the children’s painted faces attending her workshops.
In 2006 Jasmin’s journey began in to the fascinating and creative world of face and body painting, since then she has never looked back, immersing herself in to her work and has had the pleasure of working for many prestigious clients and celebrities throughout the UK over the past seven years. In 2011 Jasmin’s journey brought her back home to Brazil where she is again establishing herself as face and body art teacher and working with promotional and advertising campaigns, always making happy faces everywhere she works.