Giorgio Armani presents One Night Only New York
November 1, 2013: Fashion designer Giorgio Armani recently hosted an event that celebrated the special relationship between him, America, and the city of New York. After a four year absence, with his last official visit dating back to 2009 for the opening of the Armani/Fifth Avenue concept store, the designer was back to the city which was the birthplace of his success in the States, and which honoured him in October 2000 with a retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.
Mr Armani said, "Since the opening of my first store in New York in 1985, I've always had a loyal following in the city. A great show presenting my Haute Couture collections to the American public for the first time is my way of saying thank you. I'm looking forward to spending a memorable evening surrounded by the many friends I have made there over the years."
The One Night Only New York event took place at SuperPier, in the Meatpacking District. The location hosted a large scale fashion show exclusively dedicated to the Giorgio Armani Privé collections, which were presented to more than 700 guests, including VIPs, socialites, dignitaries, US and foreign press. A collection of pieces from all Privé collections from 2005 to the present was shown on the 87-metre-long catwalk. At the end, the entire Autumn/Winter Giorgio Armani Privé Nude collection, shown in July in Paris, was presented. The show was followed by an exclusive cocktail dînatoire party with DJ set by Mark Ronson.
On the occasion of the event One Night Only in New York, the city's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, officially proclaimed the Giorgio Armani Day, October 24th, for his longstanding relationship with the city of New York, for supporting the fund for public schools and contributing to the economy of the city of New York alongside the great influence made by Giorgio Armani on the international fashion industry.