Giorgio Armani


Tell us how you really feel, Giorgio Armani. (Or maybe not.)

The designer is coming under heat for a recent interview with London's Sunday Times magazine in which he suggests that gay men shouldn't "dress homosexual" (er, whatever that means).

"A homosexual man is a man 100%. He does not need to dress homosexual. When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme—to say, ‘Ah, you know I'm homosexual'—that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man," Armani said.

The 80-year-old designer, whose luxe fashion and lifestyle brand has put his net worth well into the billions, also gave the proverbial side-eye to men with a too-defined physique.

"I don't like muscle boy," he said. "Not too much gym! I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn't use his muscles too much."

David Beckham, Emporio Armani Ad

Emporio Armani

(That last critique is pretty surprising, considering the David Beckham and Calvin Harris ad series for Emporio Armani, not to mention the definitively well-muscled male models the designer has opted to use in the past.)

Also not Giorgio-approved? Women with large, plastic surgery-enhanced breasts.

"A small breast does not have to become big," he said. "I prefer to look at a natural woman. A woman should be courageous to become older, not desperate to look younger than her age."

Madonna, BRIT Awards

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This isn't the first time Armani has, well, spoken his mind: Back when Madonna took an on-stage tumble in a custom-made cape by the brand, Armani called her out for being "difficult" over the functionality of the design.

Well, you know what they say about opinions...

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