Red carpet : Stars at Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani had the last word at Milan Fashion Week, which wrapped up six days of womenswear previews for next spring and summer on Monday, launching a book that looks back on his life.

Armani, one of the founders of the Milan ready-to-wear scene, celebrates 40 years of his fashion house this year, and he said he wrote the book because “inside of me there are memories and sensations that I needed to let out.” But the 81-year-old designer said the book was less than an autobiography, which he still intends to write, describing it instead as text accompanying photographs.

“An autobiography involves people that are close to you and you don’t always feel authorized to expose them,” he said.

Sophia Loren congratulating Giorgio Armani on his show and newly released book

Armani’s long-time friend Sofia Loren sat in the front row both for his runway show and the book presentation. The 81-year-old actress said she planned to take the book on vacation to read. Asked if she expected to find surprises, she replied: “It’s possible. You never know.”

Flavia Pennetta and Fabio Fognini arrive at the Giorgio Armani show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 28, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Alessandro Preziosi arrives at the Giorgio Armani show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 28, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Alessandro Cattelan and Ludovica Sauer arrive at the Giorgio Armani show during the Milan Fashion Week

Raoul Bova arrives at the Emporio Armani show during the Milan Fashion Week 

Raoul Bova and   Roberta Armani

Primo Reggiani arrives at the Emporio Armani show

Raoul Bova and  Primo Reggiani

Joe Jonas attends the Versace show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

Lorenzo Fragola attends the DSquared2 show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 26, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Flavia Pennetta and Fabio Fognini attend the Salvatore Ferragamo show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring

Luca Calvani arrives at amfAR Milano 2015 at La Permanente on September 26, 2015

Sean O’Pry and Amy Lou attends Vogue China 10th Anniversary at Palazzo Reale on September 28, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Giacomo Bonaventura (L) attends Vogue China 10th Anniversary at Palazzo Reale on September 28, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Giacomo Bonaventura

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