Armani Fifth Avenue Flagship
Nicknamed in Italy “Re Giorgio” (King George), Giorgio Armani now presides on Fifth Avenue, New York City. The impeccable and innovate design of his flagship store reflects the renowned elegance of his brand. Its stunning presence speaks to the designer’s optimism and faith in the American economy to recover.
“I believe in New York, and I think this is just a phase,” Armani said.
Designed by architects Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, the building contains a curved staircase that mimics the architecture of its uptown neighbor, the Guggenheim Museum, and has even been dubbed “Guggenheim 2.”
In an acknowledgment of the economic times, Armani pledged one-million dollars to the Fund for Public School, foregoing a lavish gala night dinner as originally planned.