By Christina Passariwllo  www.wsj.com

Explaining Armani Hotel Milano’s less-is-more aesthetic, Giorgio Armani said, “In my house, in the morning, I remove everything around me…objects, gifts that people gave me. And I’ve done the same thing here.”

European Pressphoto Agency  VIVA ITALIA | Giorgio Armani on-site
European Pressphoto Agency VIVA ITALIA | Giorgio Armani on-site

Tanned and trim as ever, dressed in a fitted anthracite wool suit, Mr. Armani is standing in room 613, the €10,000-per-night (about $13,500) presidential suite in the just-opened Hotel Milano.

At the close of a week punctuated by the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over debt woes, the 77-year-old designer is thinking positively. All is still well—and expanding—in the house of Armani. More info and photos

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