By Lizzie Deane For The Daily Mail
Published: 23:57 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 00:54 GMT, 22 February 2020
Giorgio Armani has been criticised for saying women are being 'raped' by designers who push them to wear provocative clothing.
The Italian fashion designer's comments sparked fury and he was accused of diminishing sexual assault during a rant against sexualisation in the industry.
Mr Armani, 85, who is famed for his modest designs, said it was 'time for me to say what I think' before asserting that 'you can rape a woman in many ways'.
He said that 'throwing [a woman] in the basement' and 'suggesting she dresses in a certain way' were both forms of sexual assault.
'If a lady walks on the street and sees an ad with a woman with her boobs and a*** in plain sight and she wants to be like that too, that's a way of raping her,' he said.
Giorgio Armani (pictured in Milan yesterday) has been criticised for saying women are being 'raped' by designers who push them to wear provocative clothing
Mr Armani's comments, made