And we though we were slaves to fashion.
Giorgio Armani believes he has put his life on the back burner to serve fashionistos and fashionistas alike, but even with a $7.2 billion empire, the man's just not happy.
Mr. Armani opened up to Elle about how he sacrificed his life for fashion:
"Life, I have sacrificed life. The life of a young man when I first started out and the life of a grown man at the age I am now. It is even more so now. Even harder, which is very sad because life is all about friendships, discovering people's personalities, falling in love, not just once or twice, but often. In a word, life. To live in the world. For example, I don't know Milan. People tell me of Milan."
The designer explained:
"They've chosen a path and thrown themselves onto it head first, regardless of everything. Whether or not their designs are sellable or vulgar. As long as it's new and people talk about it. That is the truth."
Even though he isn't totally happy with his life, the fashioner feels that his approach has been "completely different" because he doesn't use famous supermodels for his runway like other designers do:
"During a fashion show, I want the clothes to speak. The effort I put into my work must be respected. Far from the catwalks, however, it is personality that must come to the fore, as well as the capacity to interpret a dress - a brain is more important than a body."
Hearing that the luxury fashion designer isn't happy after making that much cheddar and being one of the industry's most respected icons caught us really off guard.
But we can understand, living in the lime light all the time may not be as extravagant as we think.
After all, who really wants to attend fashion shows, mingle with top notch designers and eat fancy food all the time?!?
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