Giorgio Armani, 85, sparks fury after accusing the industry of 'raping' ...

Giorgio Armani, 85, sparks fury after accusing the industry of 'raping' women by pushing them to wear provocative clothing and comparing adverts to being assaulted The Italian designer, 85, has railed against sexualisation in the industry   He said you can 'rape a woman in many ways' and likened some ads to assault  Tyler McCall, editor of fashionista.com website in New York hit back at remarks 

By Lizzie Deane For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:57 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 00:54 GMT, 22 February 2020

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Giorgio Armani has been criticised for saying women are being 'raped' by designers who push them to wear provocative clothing.

The Italian 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 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

Giorgio Armani (pictured in Milan yesterday) has been criticised for saying women are being 'raped' by designers who push them to wear provocative clothing

The Italian fashion designer poses with models at the end of his annual show in Milan (2015 pictured), which he used this year to rail against sexalisation in the fashion industry

The Italian designer poses with models at the end of his annual show in Milan (2015 pictured), which he used this year to rail against sexalisation in the industry

Mr Armani's comments, made

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