The new book by Giorgio Armani, “The radical sex” is the first of a new fashion-focused series curated by expert Maria Luisa Frisa for Marsilio. It is organized in 12 chapters, analyzing through both texts and images, specific aspects characterizing Armani’s work.
On the title, “I really wanted to use the word sex but I wanted to define it,” explained Ferre to WWD’. “Through his fashion, Armani communicated a precise sexuality, controlled but strong at the same time. And it’s radical because he put the accent on a liquid convergence of the two genders.” For example, the first is dedicated to the jacket, which can be considered Armani’s signature item and which was the protagonist of the “Made in Milan” documentary filmed by Martin Scorsese in 1990.”
The journalist better clarifies this idea in the preface of the book, where she draws the cultural scenario which served as a backdrop for Armani’s revolutionary approach to men’s and women’s fashion.
Published by Marsilio, “The Radical Sex” hit stores yesterday.