The Armani museum is a must see for those who come to the city of Milan and one of the best museums in Milan.
It was inaugurated in 2015 with a big party that saw the participation of international movie stars like Glenn Close and Sophia Loren to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Giorgio Armani’s company.
The Armani museum is actually named the Armani/Silos :
“I decided to call it Silos because this building used to store food, which is, of course, essential for life. For me, just as much as food, clothes are also a part of life.” Giorgio Armani (www.armanisilos.com)
The silos, the building which was entirely renovated by the Giorgio Armani himself, hosts a permanente collection and it is also the main venue for temporary exhibitions.
The permanent collection of the Armani museum is hosted on the first four floors of the building.
On the ground floor there are the collections dedicated to the stars and to daywear.
A stunning staircase brings to the first floor where Giorgio Armani has selected a range of gowns, suits and accessories inspired by exoticism.
The exhibit on the second floor follows the color schemes that have inspired Giorgio Armani through the years.
The theme of light is at the centre of the collections displayed on the third floor where there is also the digital archive of the 40 years of career of the king of fashion.
The Armani museum offers to its visitors the possibility to literally dive into the history of Italian fashion through the astonishing creations of Giorgio Armani who has set new standards in the clothing industry.
Since his beginnings as a designer for Nino Cerruti to the costume design for movies like American Gigolo (1980) and the Untouchables (1987), Giorgio Armani brought to the world his vision of clean and tailored lines that have marked his style and made him a worldwide fashion phenomenon and one of the richest fashion designers.
If you wish to visit the Armani museum here there are some useful info:
Via Bergognone, 40
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
from 11am to 7pm
Thursday and Saturday
from 11am to 9pm