FOREVER ICON: Giorgio Armani is the third recipient of the 2020 Parete Award, named in honor of Ermando Parete, an Italian late customs officer who survived the Dachau focus camp throughout World Battle II.
Armani, who was chosen for his “extraordinary character who marked an period” and for his function as “the last word Italian icon on this planet,” obtained the prize throughout a digital ceremony livestreamed on Monday from Milan’s prestigious Bocconi College.
Earlier recipients embrace businessman Vittorio Colao and Giovanni Tamburi, founder, chairman and chief government officer of the publicly listed Tamburi Funding Companions.
“Ermando Parete represents braveness and reminiscence, elementary virtues, particularly right this moment, when there’s a sure tendency to overlook and run away from points and injustices,” Armani stated when accepting the award. “Nonetheless, we all know very effectively that with out reminiscence there’s neither future nor innovation. It’s inconceivable to construct one thing new with out data of the previous, as a result of with no foundations every thing collapses.”
Throughout his speech, Armani touched on our society’s rising individualism and inspired new generations to worth high quality quite than amount.
“Let’s attempt to ask ourselves what we’d like, what we actually need to be, to ensure future generations a extra livable world,” he stated. “This train helps us to query ourselves, and pushes us consider reminiscence and motion. Now that every thing is digital, we now have to nourish emotions, particularly that collective unifying feeling making us nearer and extra worthy of this distinctive reward, known as life.”