For last night’s event, Armani brought along the Giorgio Armani Men’s and Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 collections and a selection of Armani Privé Haute Couture looks from the Fall/Winter 2021/22 Shine collection which he showed in Paris on July 6th in the Italian embassy. Needless to say, the front row was deserving of the moment with the biggest living female film star in attendance, Sharon Stone who wore a dress with Armani’s headshot and walked the premises with her mobile phone reporting live for Vogue. Or so she said. It was a sight to behold. Next to her sat Clive Owen, an Armani regular and the spectacular setting of a palmed runway directly under the Burj Khalifa scraper was spectacular. Armani walked the entire runway followed by his gang of short haired models who all flocked to the stage at the end of the runway where none other than Coldplay’s Chris Martin performed a set of acoustic highlights ranging from Prince to his own hit “Yellow”, dedicating the show to Armani’s niece Roberta. The fact that Armani’s head of communications Anoushka Borghesi announced Martin and gently made the crowd flow from one end to the next of the space was testament to the well-oiled machine that is the house of Giorgio Armani. If Alitalia wasn’t such a disaster, only Giorgio Armani could revive the airline as his next project.