Two weeks ago Mr. Armani spoke for the first time about his recent serious illness.
I really thought Mr. Armani had made a deal with the devil, because it seemed he would never give up the reins of his company.
But now he has cut back his working hours and will soon have to seriously consider his design replacement.
So, this raises the question, who should replace Mr. Armani? Who could replace Mr. Armani?
Jil Sander seems almost too obvious.
Tomas Maier? That could be great.
Personally I would love to see Alber Elbaz move over from Lanvin. He does such a great job with that label – but just imagine what he could do with the money, retail network and infrastructure that Mr. Armani has so skillfully set up over the last few years.
So, who do you think should take over for Mr. Armani?