MilestonesHappy Birthday, Armani! The Fashion Beast Team07.11.14MilestonesHappy Birthday, Armani! Designer Giorgio Armani turns 80 today. From his best runway moments to A-list friends, see highlights of his life and career.The Fashion Beast Team07.11.14 8:00 PM ETDominique Charriau / Getty ImagesDesigner Giorgio Armani turns 80 today. From his best runway moments to A-list friends, see highlights of his life and career. Dominique Charriau/Getty Mr. Armani taks a bow following his latest couture presentation during Paris Fashion Week. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty The designer celebrates the completion of his menswear show for Emporio Armani in Milan on January 14, 2013 with a bow. Eric Ryan / Getty ImagesHaute CoutureArmani appeared onstage with his models for the finale of the Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011 show during Paris Haute Couture last week. The collection, which was inspired by the Far East, was particularly well received. T’s Sally Singer called it “one of his finest since launching the haute couture line 6 years ago.” AP PhotoAt Monaco's Royal WeddingArmani was selected to design the official wedding dress for Charlene Wittstock when she married Prince Albert of Monaco on July 2, which he attended with his niece Roberta. The dress was made of ivory satin and adorned with 40,000 Swarovski crystals. It was hand-embroidered, with a dramatic train. Evan Agostini / Getty ImagesMen of the YearIn September 2010, Armani and Martin Scorsese attend the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Armani was named Designer of the Year by the magazine. Chris Jackson / Getty ImagesFashion’s Night OutArmani himself turned out to celebrate the second annual Fashion’s Night Out—the annual international shopping bonanza thrown by Anna Wintour—in 2010. He posed with model Claudia Schiffer in his London store. Guiseppe Cacace / AP PhotoAll in LineArmani poses with models following his Spring/Summer 2010 ready-to-wear fashion show in September 2009 during women's fashion week in Milan. Tullio M. Puglia / Getty ImagesStars of MilanThe designer attended an event during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010 with Claire Danes. Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images75th BirthdayAt Armani’s Fall 2010 couture show in Paris, fans Mafalda Von Hessen, Cate Blanchett, Claudia Cardinale, Elsa Pataky, Megan Fox, and Kasia Smutniak pose for a happy-birthday shot with the designer. Sipa / AP PhotoIn VogueThe designer got a visit from Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour backstage at his Armani Privé Haute Couture presentation in Paris in 2009. Luca Ghidoni / Getty Images; Giorgio Armani Press Office / AP PhotoPosh and BecksVictoria and David Beckham were the stars of a series of steamy advertisements for Emporio Armani’s 2009 underwear campaign. Benoit Tessier / AP PhotoA Decorated ManFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy presented Armani with the Legion of Honor medal at the Elysée Palace in Paris in July 2008. Jennifer Graylock / AP Photo Red-Carpet SuperheroesAs an honorary chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in 2008—which paid tribute to “superheroes” imagery in fashion—Armani arrived with actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Vince Bucci / Getty Images; Robert Evans / AP PhotoTomKatActress Katie Holmes has been a big admirer of Armani’s work, wearing his gowns to both the Giorgio Armani Celebrates the Oscars party in 2007 and her wedding to Tom Cruise in Rome in 2006. Itsuo Inouye / AP PhotoAll SmilesArmani spreads his wings in front of models from his Autumn/Winter 2005 show in Tokyo. Amy Sussman, Graylock.com / AP PhotoStarry NightActress Michelle Pfeiffer accompanied the designer to the Fashion Group International’s 21st Annual Night of Stars honoring Armani at Cipriani in downtown New York. Paramount / Everett; Stephen Hird, Reuters / LandovAmerican GigoloRichard Gere and Lauren Hutton both wore Armani in the 1980 film American Gigolo (left), and posed again in the designer’s clothing at the launch of his retrospective at the Royal Academy, London, in 2003. Sergei Karpukhin, Reuters / LandovIn Red SquareThe designer and a model go on a stroll in 2002 in Moscow, where the first Armani store in Russia opened in September of that year. Christophe Simon, AFP / Getty ImagesLooking Back in BlackThe designer poses next to one of his creations at a retrospective at Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum in 2001.