RECAP: Giorgio Armani's "One Night Only Dubai" (Dubai)
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Giorgio Armani and German Larkin
Chris Martin of Coldplay and Giorgio Armani
Jurnee Smollet and Roberta Armani
Lily James
Taylor Hill
Celina Locks
Eric Nam
Taylor Zakhar Perez
Marcell Jacobs
Sharon Stone
Mélanie Laurent
Madelyn Cline
Jurnee Smollet
Giorgio Armani at the fashion show's finale

When Giorgio Armani announced that he was building a hotel and service apartments in Dubai just over a decade ago, not many expected it to be nestled in the still-tallest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa. This headline-grabbing nod of approval by one of the greatest fashion designers in the world undoubtedly helped Dubai fast track a reputation for being a playground for the finer things in life. (And who can forget those scenes in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol when Tom Cruise filmed inside the yet-to-be completed real estate.) Now, in 2021, Mr. Armani has returned to this very ground to celebrate this monumental launch of his Dubai hotel outpost which is now in its 10th year of operations. Hosting an event called One Night Only Dubai, A-listers and royalty gathered at the glitzy locale for a fashion show and party. Mr. Armani brought his latest wares to the event, throwing a show that combined multiple menswear and womenswear collections for spring-summer 2022 as well as the latest Armani Privé fall-winter 2021-2022 collection. And just to make the festivities even more special, Coldplay provided the soundtrack for the 400 guests by belting out tunes from their latest album that was only launched a fortnight ago. Well, bet you'd wish you were there.

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