Saturday 20 January 2018

Armani angry at appeal for castle cash

London Daily Telegraph

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".

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