Giorgio Armani was left holding the proverbial bag on the last day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday. American Vogue’s influential editor-in-chief Anna Wintour skipped the preview of Armani’s signature line to rush off to Paris for the next round of preview shows — not for the first time. “She has weight and power, but maybe even I have weight,’ ‘ Armani lamented. Armani has anchored the Milan calendar for two decades, and in recent years there have been no other designers of his stature on the last day. He told reporters backstage after his preview show that the calendar needs to be altered to maintain high-profile designers until the end.
Armani said he has been assured that other Vogue editors attend the shows on her behalf, but he said that wasn’t the same. “It’s not professional,” he said.