giorgio-armani-fashion-designerToday, July 11th, marks the birthday of fashion pioneer Giorgio Armani. Turning 79-years-old, this style mogul has helped shaped the modern conception of “being a gentleman” and has since created an empire of fashion, beauty, fragrances, hotels, restaurants and more, estimated to annually generate almost $2 billion.

Giorgio was not born into such overwhelming wealth – born outside Milan amongst the Great World Wars, his childhood was marred with t...