Giorgio Armani at 80: eight things you didn't know about the fashion designer

Jul 11, 2014 1275

Becoming an octogenarian is something to celebrate whatever your line of work – but to turn 80 in fashion, and still be a household name worn on underpants, watches and accessories around the world, is a bit special. Such is the happy fate of Giorgio Armani, who reaches his ninth decade on Friday. Here are eight things you might not know about the designer.

1. The current cult of the bomber jacket can be traced back to Armani. The first pieces he designed under his own name were a series of leather bomber jackets in 1970.

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