Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Giorgio Armani / Andy Warhol

Photographs by fashionartedit

Giorgio Armani. Interview. June / July 2008. 

"Artists love artistry, so Andy Warhol loved making portraits of great creators. An iconic subject reflects on his image". (Giorgio Armani)

"Andy  stopped me  in a corridor for 10 seconds and took a photo to work of, and when the final photo was bought by GFT, he make quite a lot of money!" (Giorgio Armani)

"That is what Warhol portraits do: They elevate the subject into an icon of the pop culture he was documenting." (Giorgio Armani)

"He was not an art snob, and I liked that. He didn't think that being commercially popular meant that he was somehow less of an artist. This is very much my philosophy as a fashion designer. I have never believed in design for design's sake." (Giorgio Armani)

"Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art." (Andy Warhol)

"For myself, I can say that the secret is to remain true to your aesthetic vision, so that people can see that you really believe passionately in what you are doing. That way, they cab relate to your style. For me , this has meant not only adopting new fabric technology and ideas in clothing design but also applying my design vision to cars, furniture, flowers - even cakes! - and exploring collaborations outside the word of fashion, with film and football, for example. Andy's work shows a similar creative approach. He had a stye and he then applied it to different subjects in a way that was both recognizable and innovative at the same time. Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe." (Giorgio Armani)

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