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Armani Directs More Challenging Words Toward Miuccia Prada

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The once "quite good looking" Giorgio Armani has been one of the more vocal Italian designers attempting to revitalize Milan as a fashion center, beginning with Milan fashion week. While unveiling his new boutique in Rome today, he noted, "It's time to act, to show that we are doing something for young designers. We need concrete actions to support Italian fashion, initiatives that give more strength and a feeling of novelty to Milan's fashion week."

Enter his new young Italian designer support program, in which each season he'll offer the Armani runway to one up-and-comer. Enter also some words directed at Miuccia Prada who recently stated that she wouldn't show Miu Miu in Milan because the short gap between shows would be "impossible." "Someone said there was not enough time to produce two runway shows during the same week," he told reporters at the event, "But this is a motivation that does not [satisfy] me—I do it."
· Giorgio Armani to Host Young Designer Shows [WWD]
· Miuccia Prada Calls Democratic Fashion 'Hypocritical' [Racked]
· Look: Miuccia Prada's Absolutely Gorgeous Costumes for Gatsby [Racked]