Giorgio Armani - Giorgio Armani Says Genius Won't Take Over Label
Giorgio Armani doesn't think his place can be taken by only one person when he finally retires.
Giorgio Armani can't see a "genius" taking over his company.
The legendary fashion designer believes that, when he finally retires, his position will have to be taken by several people otherwise he risks "defrauding" himself.
He told Germany's Die Zeit magazine: "There will be many small Armanis in my company to continue my work but there will be no genius capable of taking on all this. That would mean defrauding myself and my seriousness."
Armani also slammed Hollywood - despite admitting his work is hugely popular in Los Angeles.
He added: "I hate it. All relationships have been replaced by business. Hollywood really wants my clothes!"
Rihanna recently unveiled her debut fashion line for Armani.
The 'We Found Love' hitmaker has created a capsule collection for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans - both of whom she already fronts advertising campaigns for - comprising of denim and lingerie featuring her R logo and The Fashion house's signature eagle.
The collection includes biker jackets, a canvas rucksack, two styles of jeans - skinny and tight boys cut - t-shirts emblazoned with silhouettes of the singer's face or animal print designs and lace underwear that come in navy blue and pearl grey.