Giorgio Armani: Good looks helped me in first job

Wednesday September 26, 2012

Giorgio Armani has admitted that he didn't have to work that hard when he was younger because of his good looks.

The fashion house designer was apparently given preferential treatment in his first job at a department store because of his features.

The iconic designer said to Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "I used to coordinate what went into the window or other store tasks.

"And I didn't have to work very hard - because, well, I was quite good looking. The female managers in the shop used to favour me, making things really easy for me."

However, the designer insists that looks can only get you so far.

He said: "I realised that I couldn't and didn't want to go on living like that - on the fringes of a beautiful profession, without working hard, without risking, without standing up for it."

He added: "So, I learned how to work in all different areas of this profession. I had to somehow wake up and doing this made me into who I am today."

Image: © Rex

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