PLEASE NOTICE: the Museum is temporarily closed for reorganisation
Inaugurated on April 30th, 2015 to commemorate 40 years of Armani's creativity: with its 4500m2 of floor space Armani Silos is a museum that highlights a special selection of ‘King’ Giorgio's creations in themes that best represent the designer’s aesthetic. Circa 600 garments and fashion 200 accessories from the 1980s until today enable the visitor to enter into the inspirational and creative process of the globally-revered Italian designer.
The majestic Silos space reinforces the designer’s philosophy and creativity: the sober and monumental architecture spans four floors and comprises the original shape reminiscent of a beehive to create a large central void. Black, ever-present in the maestro's creations, is also accented here in the floors, ceilings and décor details but, thanks to the large bare glass facade of the foyer overlooking Via Bergognone, natural light prevails.
Armani Silos was built in 1950 on the grounds of the former Nestlé headquarters. Giorgio Armani named it Silos (granary) "because the grain, essential for life, was stored there. For me, much like food, clothes are also a part of life".
The mannequins are custom-made specifically for each garment.
Make sure you don’t miss Richard Gere's elegant understated suit from the ‘American Gigolo’ film (1980), the first production to feature a wardrobe designed entirely by Armani.