Armani angry at appeal for castle cash
An ill-tempered spat has broken out between Giorgio Armani and a fellow fashion tycoon over the use of their fortunes to restore Italy's crumbling monuments.
Diego Della Valle, the head of the shoe-makers Tod's, is funding the e25m cleaning and restoration of the Colosseum.
A few days ago, he publicly appealed to Mr Armani to follow by paying for the restoration of Milan's Sforzesco Castle, one of the city's best-known landmarks.
The founder of Armani was less than pleased, saying: "I don't need people telling me what to do, I already do plenty of things for charity."
He said the sponsorship of cultural projects "should be done discreetly and quietly, without trying to promote one's products".