In 1953 after three years he broke off his studies and joined the army because of his medical studies he was promoted and transferred to an infirmary in Verona. In 2008 Armani designed the bullfighting costume called the "Goyesco" worn by Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez at the "Corrida Goyesca" in Ronda Spain. Armani designed made-to-measure suits for Christian Bale's character Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight.
6 billion and a personal fortune of $7 billion as of 2012. He formed his company Armani in 1975 and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy with an annual turnover of $1.