Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1934. The former medical student worked as a window dresser before launching his eponymous fashion house in 1975. Renowned for its luxurious, soft shouldered power suits and classic Italian tailoring, the label is now one of the most influential brands in the fashion industry. Stay cool this summer with the Emporio Armani beachwear collection. Highlights include feminine triangle bikinis, 50s style one-piece bathing suits, and nautical two piece sets with frill detailing.