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Genny<br />
Born in Ancona, Arnaldo Girombelli was the owner of a boutique with an adjacent small tailor workshop for skirts and blouses in his hometown. After gradually expanding the workshop and increasing the number of seamstresses, in 1962 he founded a label for his creations, "Genny", named after his eldest daughter.[1][2]<br />
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In the second half of the 1960s Genny started to have a large success thanks to a line of pleated oblique skirts obtained through a new treatment technique of cloth,[1] then in 1973 it introduced a youthful line, "Byblos", and Gianni Versace became its designer.[1][3] Later, Guy Paulin and his assistant Christian Lacroix replaced Versace at Byblos, while Versace launched another Genny's experimental line, "Complice".[3] In 1983, Byblos became an independent company.[2] After the death of Girombelli, his wife Donatella became the chairwoman of the group.[3]<br />
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In 2001 Prada acquired the label, and Genny stopped its production in 2004.[4] In 2011 the label was acquired by Facchini Group, which decided to relaunch the brand and appointed Gabriele Colangelo as the new designer.[4]<br />
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AW 18, Fall 2018<br />
Milan Fashion Week,  Milano, Italy in February 2018.<br />
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Genny
Born in Ancona, Arnaldo Girombelli was the owner of a boutique with an adjacent small tailor workshop for skirts and blouses in his hometown. After gradually expanding the workshop and increasing the number of seamstresses, in 1962 he founded a label for his creations, "Genny", named after his eldest daughter.[1][2]

In the second half of the 1960s Genny started to have a large success thanks to a line of pleated oblique skirts obtained through a new...
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