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Giorgio Armani goes fashion police on the new prime minister of Italy

The Italian designer says that Italian PM Matteo Renzi should wear a tie

By Andrea Tim | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Giorgio's advice
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According to Italian fashion powerhouse Giorgio Armani, the newly elected Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi should dress more formally. Matteo is known to favour open-necked shirts, something which Giorgio doesn't approve of.

"It doesn't do to play the young man," the designer said after his Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collection. Interestingly, Matteo, who assumed office in late February 2014, is currently Italy's youngest ever prime minister at thirty-nine. "I would wear a tie. A shirt with a tie has a sexy touch," Giorgio added, referring to US President Barack Obama's style.

He also suggested that Matteo steer clear of latest fashion trends because of the latter's "chubby" figure. "As little fashion as possible... without becoming too stuffy."

However, it wasn't all scrutiny and criticism from Giorgio. The 79-year-old applauded the former mayor of Florence's achievement in Italian politics by saying that "he suddenly had to learn to be the prime minister, he's been very good."


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