Giorgio Armani received the honor of Cavaliere di Gran Croce of Italian Republic from the President of Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. The honor, the highest in the Italian Republic, is conferred by decree of the President of the Republic for very high merits. “This is a particularly important recognition for me – said Giorgio Armani – because it was handed to me by our President of the Republic, the highest institutional office, but also a man of immense value, great openness and kindness. I am proud to represent Italy in the world, and I am honored to receive this prestigious honor, by his hand on behalf of the country”.