Giorgio Armani is one living legend in fashion. The Italian designer has been in the business for almost half a century and he created one of the most popular luxury brands in the world. Giorgio Armani started making suits for men and he made them so well, that soon after he established his company together with partner Sergio Galeotti (1975), he became a sensation in the United States. Giorgio Armani made the suits for the characters in the Miami Vice TV show and the American Gigolo film, starring Richard Gere. It was around that time, that Armani launched a women's line and stars such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster were among the first customers for this collection. Also, since 1985, he has been managing the business by himself, after he lost his partner. By the end of the '90s, Armani had over 2.000 stores all over the world, according to the Armani Brand Profile. Today, Giorgio Armani's designs are still Hollywood's favorites and can be seen at almost every major red carpet event. Giorgio Armani's brand includes apparel, beauty products, houseware, books and hotels.