We did a double take today when we read in WWD that Giorgio Armani has been nominated for the Italian senate by his fashion rival, Santo Versace.
This news came as such a shock to us that we quickly researched other sources and discovered it was indeed true. Armani has been recommended for a Senator of Life position*. And Versace did nominate him - for his “earnestness, creativity and excellence”, saying to WWD that “there is nobody that deserves it more or who better represents our country.”
This is a huge honour for Armani and if he does become appointed, we expect Italian politics to become much chicer.
*The Senator for Life post is appointed for outstanding merits in the social, scientific, artistic and literary fields. Only five Senators for Life can be appointed at one time. And there is only one post vacant at the moment.