Emporio Armani. Semestrale Magazine. No.2-Cronache
Florence: Editoriale Tosca, 1989. Folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Second issue of Georgio Armani’s semi-annual Emporio Armani magazine. Originally conceived of as a catalog for the brand, the magazine quickly evolved into a luxurious brand-defining element of the Armani universe under the direction of the designer’s younger sister, Rosanna. Each issue focused on a single theme that could show the clothing “in context” as an international lifestyle brand, shot by emerging and established photographers, alongside editorial stories and reviews. This issue loosely uses “cronache” (chronicle) as its backdrop and contains photos by long-time Armani collaborator Aldo Fallai, a “news” section featuring reviews on shopping and dining in Paris, Moscow, Leningrad, and Florence, a feature on the Olympic champion Abbagnale brothers, an interview with Jodie Foster shot by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, a review of the Whitney Biennial, an introduction to voguing, music, film, and book reviews. Text in Italian and English. Some moderate creasing, rubbing, and waviness to wraps, original price sticker to rear wrap. Very good. Item #7349