banner-armaniOh, for art’s sake… “It’s all about good taste.”

Italian designer Giorgio Armani has decided to finance an exhibition opening November 11th at the awe-inspiring Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan’s main public gallery. Through his Giorgio Armani group, the designer will be able to donate the impressive sum of 300,000 euros to the Milanese art institution, which will host an exhibition dedicated to Renaissance architect and artist Donato Bramante.

The exhibition will include a wide selection of Bramante’s drawings, paintings and sculptures, all on loan by different museums and private collections, including Windsor Castle’s Royal Collection, Copenhagen’s Statens Museum and Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.

Armani is the only private investor backing the event, which will be open until March 1st 2015. At the moment, many other Italian Fashion Houses such as Bulgari, Tod’s, Fendi and Emilio Pucci, are funding cultural projects coming up in the very near future. Safe to say that Italy can depend on fashion to assist its cultural economy!