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Armani Pulls Out 'The New York Times' Ads

Italian fashion emperor Giorgio Armani cancelled all the ad placement orders with The New York Times after the newspaper had published a not-so-flattering review of his spring-summer 2005 collection.

"The creative possibilities of Italian fashion were once clearly synonymous with the name of Giorgio Armani," read the review published July 4th . "When exactly, one wonders, did that stop being the case? It is not so much that talk about corporate succession has damaged the image as the designer approaches 70. It is not that people have forgotten Mr Armani's profound contributions to fashion design. It is that shows like the one Mr Armani presented this week seem errant, confounding and stuck in a vision of an unrecognisable world."

In response the designer has taken out a full-page spread illustrating the more favourable reviews, and has refused to advertise again until the next review of his collection.

"It is correct that the Armani Group has removed the New York Times newspaper (not the New York Times Magazine) from its advertising plan," said a spokesperson for the company. "This decision has been taken as a result of the existence of a persistent and significant philosophical difference with the newspaper's fashion desk. We have no other comment to make at this time."

The designer has previously refused to advertise in the US Vogue claiming that it didn't give him enough editorial support.

7 August 2004

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Freedom of press is important.
Let's ban Giorgio.

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Originally posted by stylegurrl@Aug 12 2004, 09:47 AM

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This is interesting, thanks. It just underlines how difficult it is for the mainstream fashion press to be critical or try to be objective about major designers. Armani should stop having pretentions of creativity - his time as a creative force has come and gone. He should be content making pot-loads of money from rich-bitches and chavs.

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Freedom of press is important.
Let's ban Giorgio.
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blah...i bet he gets a good review next season. the press is just a clever way for media companies to make money.

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F him.

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Originally posted by Sybarite@Aug 12 2004, 10:00 AM
Freedom of press is important.
Let's ban Giorgio.
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I agree. Who does he think he is?

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Lame.

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Bad, bad commercial move!

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Bad, bad commercial move!
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You think he cares? It's ego at this point.

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Sorry, but his ego doesn't sell...

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Sorry, but his ego doesn't sell...
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he doesn't need to sell any longer. he is a multi-multi-millionare.

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Bad, bad commercial move!
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companies do this stuff ALL the time

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he doesn't need to sell any longer. he is a multi-multi-millionare.
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If he didn't want to sell, he wouldn't make any commercial, let alone stilll be in business, would he?

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Millionaire? Oh baby, haven't you heard? He's worth upwards of 2 billion dollars.

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gossip indeed...

he's notorious for doing this...editors are always stuck trying to figure out how to work in his bad clothes to satisfy the editorial credits expected...

money is power...

i wonder if that writer got raked over the coals for the unfavorable reiew that cost the paper some $$$$...

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