Giorgio Armani has enjoyed an illustrious career and through it, has catapulted himself to legendary status. The designer is truly an icon, but after 40 years in business and having celebrated his 80th birthday last July, the question of what the future holds for the Armani label and who will carry on its legacy once Armani vacates his seat is one that is in the back of all our minds – and of course, Mr. Armani’s.
“I never expected I would be 80 and have the success that I have,” he told Business of Fashion. “The fact remains that you cannot work or stay lucid forever and, of course, I’m going to have to deal with that, too. For now I think I’m still getting along quite well.” Armani hinted at a few options he’s been mulling over in preparation for the future of his brand. One thing is clear, though, Armani isn’t planning on going anywhere anytime soon.
“There are a few [potential] solutions for the future. Selling to a large group, which I exclude, putting the company on the stock market with a board of directors made of strong people, creating a foundation, for example… these are all possibilities,” he said. “However, I think this is something we should be discussing in a few years, or even ten years.”
We guess Mr. Armani plans on working well through his 80s. But when you’re doing something you love, it never really seems like work, does it?
[via Business of Fashion]