At his menswear show earlier this week, designer vet Giorgio Armani denounced the fashion industry as a whole, claiming that it’s “in the hands of the banks and the stock markets” before going on to say that “it no longer belongs to the owners, but to those above them”, admitting he “still [hasn’t] been able to understand how the banks influence [their] line of work”.
But that doesn’t seem so bad, does it? I mean, the man’s earned a right to speak his piece about an always-evolving industry he’s arguably an icon of. So then what do you think about his take on the likes of Prada and Anna Wintour?
Now it gets interesting.
Slamming Prada for their “debts”, Armani affirmed that he has none, claiming “Prada’s problem is that they have to pay back the money that the banks spent to build the brand” before patting himself on the shoulder for not having done that. He then continued his tirade, naming the Vogue EIC as his next victim:
‘When I see how [Anna Wintour] is dressed, I don’t believe in her tastes for one second. Anna runs the business very well, but not the fashion part. Anyway, who will remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? No one.”
YIKES, guy. Simmer down. But at least he didn’t describe her the way he described Lagerfeld: “I don’t like his fashion, his spirit, his attitude. It’s too much caricature.”
But for real, Armani, cool it. As fun as it is to watch someone talk smack for no logical reason, I’d rather just watch Steve Buscemi’s drunken best man speech in The Wedding Singer.