Giorgio Armani: Gay men shouldn’t ‘dress homosexual’

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Famed fashion designer Giorgio Armani has criticised gay men for dressing “homosexual”.

The 80-year-old made the comments in an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, during which he said “a man has to be a man”.

“A homosexual man is a man 100%. He does not need to dress homosexual,” Armani said.

“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.”

The openly gay fashion icon also commented on his taste in men, saying: “I don’t like muscle boy. Not too much gym. I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much.”

The Italian designer also hit out at cosmetic surgery, calling it “idiocy”.

He said: “A small breast does not have to become big.

“I prefer to look at a natural woman. A woman should be courageous to become older, not be desperate to look younger than her age.

“With time, a woman’s body is better. As a woman goes to work, has babies, she is strong. She has character. Look at Cate Blanchett.”

His comments come shortly after Dolce and Gabanna, who are gay themselves, referred to children born via IVF as “synthetic”, resulting in heavy criticism, and leading Sir Elton John to call for a boycott.