Giorgio Armani Collaborates On Martin Scorsese Exhibition

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Oct 7 2015 / 19:03 PM

The long-time friend of Scorsese celebrates the renowned director's cinematic talent

Giorgio Armani Collaborates On Martin Scorsese Exhibition
Martin Scorsese and Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani has collaborated with La Cinémathèque Française to curate a new exhibition about the renowned American director Martin Scorsese.

'Scorsese' the exhibition will explore the powerful influence the director has had on American cinema over the course of his career. The show will demonstrate his original approach to aesthetics and narratives through images, storyboards and costumes, highlighting sources that inspired him and shedding light on his work methods. 'Scorsese' will consist mainly of material from Scorsese’s own private collection, but will be supplemented by the archives of American and European private collections.

“I’ve been a fan of the cinema throughout my entire life, and the influence of cinema on my work and design has been deep and lasting,” explained Giorgio Armani, whose friendship with the director spans almost three decades. “My support of this tribute by La Cinémathèque Française, one of the true temples of the art form in France, provides me with another way of showing my appreciation for Martin Scorsese’s great artistry. He is a true master, and I am honored to call him my friend."

“How can I even begin to express my admiration for Giorgio Armani – as a master who revolutionised a valued an old and dear friend?” commented Scorsese himself. “And how can I express my gratitude for the support he’s given me over the years, and for his continued generosity on this occasion? I'm humbled and honoured by Giorgio’s sponsorship of the tribute to my work at La Cinémathèque Française. He has honoured me with this important collaboration. It's yet another brotherly gesture, and I’m very moved."

The exhibition will take place at La Cinémathèque headquarters in Paris, France, from 14 October 2015 to 14 February 2016.