Giorgio Armani Dedicates Haute Couture Collection to Japan


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A Japanese-inspired look from the Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall 2011 show

The haute couture shows in Paris might be the last remaining display of fashion as pure fantasy, but Giorgio Armani brought it all back to earth for his Armani Privé collection by dedicating it to the recent tragedy in Japan.

A press release describes the designer as “having been profoundly moved by the tragic events unleashed by the earthquake last March.”

“Giorgio Armani's work has often drawn inspiration from Japan,” it continues. “A great admirer of the captivating culture and the refined sense of aesthetics of this country, he also has always held the Japanese in high regard for their deep-rooted courage and composure.”

His collection, appropriately accessorized with obi belts, origami-esque hats, and Japanese botanical prints, conveyed his admiration for the country, but the showing was far from just a symbolic tribute.

The Italian designer has also made a significant contribution to the UNESCO Association Scholarship for 3.11 Disaster Stricken Children and Students, which supports education for children affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Find out additional ways to help Japan relief efforts.

AND CHECK OUT THE FULL ARMANI PRIVÉ HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2011 COLLECTION.

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