Giorgio Armani Announces Solange as New Armani Jeans Global Ambassador

July 30th, 2008, MILAN – Giorgio Armani is proud to announce singer and songwriter Solange Knowles as the new Armani Jeans ambassador. Her sophomore album, titled SoL-AngeL and the Hadley Street Dreams, will debut on August 26th, 2008, on Music World/Geffen and will be followed by a worldwide tour beginning in late autumn.

Giorgio Armani says, “Armani Jeans expresses my vision of a young, independent, casual lifestyle with a strong and cool, fashion sensibility. Solange epitomises this style perfectly and brings to it that swing so evident in her new single, ‘I Decided’.”

Dressed in Armani, Solange will begin her European press tour with a stop in London at the end of this month followed by Cannes in early August.

The Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and luxury goods groups in the world today with 4,900 direct employees and 13 factories. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewellery, home furnishings, fragrances and cosmetics under a range of brand names: Giorgio Armani Privé, Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, A/X Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, Armani Baby and Armani Casa.

The Group’s exclusive retail network currently comprises: 73 Giorgio Armani boutiques, 12 Armani Collezioni stores, 140 Emporio Armani stores, 168 A/X Armani Exchange stores, 18 AJ | Armani Jeans stores, 7 Armani Junior stores, 1 Giorgio Armani Accessori, 1 Emporio Armani Accessori store and 25 Armani Casa stores in 46 countries. The Armani Group has also announced its intention to open a unique collection of luxury hotels and resorts in the world’s most important cities and destinations.

SOURCE Giorgio Armani Spa

PICTURED: Solange Knowles attends the VH1 Summer Of Soul concert to benefit VH1 Save The Music at EMM Group’s THE Estate on July 18, 2008 in Bridgehampton, New York.

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