Armani’s Generous New Year Gift!

06 January 2012 by

We don’t know about you, but Grazia Daily felt pretty generous this Christmas when we gave our friends and families the gifts we had spent so long mulling over and lovingly (read: frantically) wrapping. But this morning, news from Giorgio Armani has managed to make us feel just a little bit less generous.

You see, the Italian designer has donated an undisclosed sum to the city of Milan in order for them to restore the baroque façade of the San Francesco di Paola Church in the city. The donation, (which we imagine was a substantial one since we’re not talking about a lick of paint here) was made on a silver holiday card featuring an image of the church. WWD reports that the donation was made ‘thinking of our cities, history and culture. With my best wishes for the holidays and a happy new year’.

The church is located in the centre of Milan; in an area that Armani has already helped to bring new life to with the newly opened Armani Hotel Milano (pictured above). The designer is a well known philanthropist, supporting a range of charities from UNICEF to the American Foundation for AIDS Research, as well as Whatever It Takes and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for which he was made a goodwill ambassador in 2002.

Now doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?


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