Armani and Wintour: Tainted Love?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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DÉTENTE Giorgio, Anna Giorgio Armani and Anna Wintour are co-hosting the annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Ball this spring, which means that socialites across Manhattan are already vying for gowns from his Armani Prive collection. But at a press conference announcing the collaboration, Armani showed a bit of cheek to Vogue editor Anna Wintour, pondering the touchy subject of why so many people dislike the icy magazine queen. For his part, Armani said he had "no problem" with Anna, though he did prompt a nervous silence when he recalled: "I was told she once said, 'The Armani era is over.' I hope that's not true." The Italian design master then made a dig at Vogue for promoting American fashion and neglecting Italian design.

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