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Armani Devotes Haute Couture Collection to Japan

In a highly unusual move, Giorgio Armani devoted his most recent haute couture collection, which he showed yesterday, to Japanese earthquake recovery.  And he didn’t just do so with words, though the show was titled “Hommage au Japon” — rather, Armani designed his entire Fall 2011 Privé line as an homage to Japan and its culture.  While other designers, like Alexis Bittar, and companies like ABC Home have made tremendous efforts to support earthquake relief, this is the first time we’ve seen a designer use a charitable cause as inspiration for an entire collection.

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