MILAN – Giorgio Armani is repeating his One Night Only events and plans to stage a fashion show in Venice to coincide with the 80s.th edition of the international film festival there.
The event is meant to celebrate the cinema – a lifelong passion for the Armanis.
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An Armani Privé couture show will be held on September 2 at the Arsenale, a historic complex of former shipyards and armories, followed by an evening party. The designer’s couture show will be regularly paraded in Paris in July.
This is a return to Venice for Armani, confirming his connection with the film festival that began in 1990 with the world premiere of the documentary “Made in Milan” directed by Martin Scorsese, in which the designer discussed his creative process, his family and the Italian city’s role in his occupation. At the time, Armani held a party to honor Scorsese at Ca’ Leone on the Giudecca.
Armani has created a strong connection with Hollywood over the years, providing his designs for cult feature films, starting from the 1980 hit “American Gigolo” and continuing to “Casino Royale” or “The Untouchables”, to name a few. He has dressed some of Hollywood’s A-listers on countless red carpets, from Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman to Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren and George Clooney. And the films, in turn, have often inspired his fashion collections, as the designer has often admitted his penchant for producing films from the 30s.
The September celebration also includes the renewed partnership with Armani Beauty as the main sponsor of the festival.
The One Night Only series has so far hit London in 2006; Tokyo in 2007; Beijing in 2012; Rome and New York in 2013; Paris in 2014 and Dubai in 2021.
Armani has always matched the One Night Only events with a special fashion show, exhibition or store opening. For example, in Paris in 2014, he paraded his spring Privé collection at the Palais de Tokyo, which was followed by an exhibition of couture dresses, accessories and jewelry entitled “Eccentrico”. In Dubai, the occasion marked the 10th anniversary of his first hotel, located in the Burj Khalifa.
In continuation of previous events in Dubai and St. Moritz, One Night Only Venice 2023 has been specifically designed to have minimal environmental impact in accordance with ISO 20121.
The Armani Group will offset all remaining greenhouse gas emissions associated with the event by supporting environmental projects aimed at preserving the ecological balance of the Venetian lagoon and restoring its ecosystem and biodiversity.
In addition, the group has decided to make a donation to support the non-profit organization “We are here in Venice”, which carries out research aimed at protecting the lagoon.
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