Armani may have had its heyday in the '80s, but the brand continues to ride high in the fashion world in the 21st century. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Armani's life and legacy.
Armani was born July 11, 1934, in Piacenza, Italy, a small town near Milan.
Armani grew up poor and experienced the bombings of World War II. He found solace in the local movie theater, where he studied the fashions worn by the stars.
Armani planned to be a doctor, and he spent two years at medical school at the University of Piacenza before switching paths.
Armani got his break in the industry when he took a job as a window dresser for La Rinascente, a department store in Milan.
Armani and partner Sergio Galeotti started Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in July 1975 and released Armani's first clothing line that same year.
Armani started off with just a line for men but released a line for women the next year.
Armani designed a line of bomber jackets in the early '70s, transforming leather into a casual, everyday material for the first time.
Armani removed the stuffy lining from suit jackets, giving them a deconstructed look that revolutionized men's clothing.
Armani designed Richard Gere's wardrobe for the 1980 flick "American Gigolo," which helped popularize the Armani brand in the U.S.
Armani is closely associated with the power suit of the 1980s, known for its wide lapels and broad shoulders.
Armani drew inspiration for his famous suit design from the glamour of Hollywood in the 1940s, particularly stars like Marlene Dietrich.
Armani designed many of the pastel-colored suits and other garments worn by Don Johnson and other "Miami Vice" stars in the mid-'80s.
In 1989, Armani opened an Emporio Armani Express restaurant in London, followed shortly by one in Florence.
Armani admitted to bribing auditors to reduce his tax bill and was slapped with a heavy fine and a suspended jail sentence in 1996.
Galeotti, who ran the Armani business since the beginning, died of AIDS in 1985, leaving Armani to carry on the brand alone.
There were more than 200 Armani stores worldwide as the 21st century dawned, and the company had annual sales of around $2 billion.
Armani liked the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind designs, which led him to launch a haute couture line in 2005.
The company launched the relatively low-cost Armani Exchange brand in 1991, with the first retail shop opening in New York City that same year.
Armani released a line of watches in 1997. The first Armani Jeans stores opened that same year.
Armani cosmetics debuted in 2000. The company introduced Armani/Casa, a line of home goods, that same year.
Armani is known for his androgynous appeal, with many clothes looking equally appropriate on any gender.
Armani has always been influenced by the colors of the North African desert, and many of his designs feature a sandy or greige color palette.
In 2015, Armani opened an exhibition space in Milan called Silos. The space features four floors of past and present Armani clothing on display.
Armani Prive includes custom-made pieces for celebrities and the very wealthy.
The first Armani hotel opened in Dubai in 2010, followed soon after by another location in Milan.
Demi Moore, on the arm of Bruce Willis, attended the 1991 Golden Globes decked out in a cutting edge Armani suit.
Armani is well-known for its line of fragrances, but Armani Silver is not one of them.
Armani's G fragrance made a big splash in 1999. The company helped promote the new scent by sponsoring tours by Lauryn Hill and Ricky Martin.
Cate Blanchett's 2014 Armani Oscar gown came with a $100,000 price tag. This seems like a lot, until you learn that her jewelry for the same event was worth $18 million.
Hathaway famously donned a sparkling white strapless Armani dress to the 2009 Oscars.