That Time Future Met Giorgio Armani In a Bugatti for GQ
What does an Atlanta rapper, an 82-year-old man and GQ possibly have in common you wonder. Well, the rapper, the designer, and the hypercar met in Milan, Italy, for GQ Style exclusive. Read more below.
GQ Style brought together Atlanta rapper Future and Italian designer Giorgio Armani for his new capsule collection with Bugatti. The shoot took place at the designer’s four-story mansion in Milan, where the rapper and the designer posed with about $2.6 million worth Bugatti Chiron. The collection will be available in selected Armani retailers this month.
He’s the top designer in the world. I’m the top rapper in the world. Some hits are going to come from this experience for sure. – Future told GQ I know how much he suffers to be where he is. He’s suffered just like I’ve suffered. So…we’re friends in a way. – Giorgio Armani.
Future, 32, “He’s seen all kinds of artists over the years,” he says. “He can basically just look at you and tell. Sometimes I get nervous about being accepted by people like him, because you never know. But someway my walk of life and his walk of life have connected.”
About This Shoot: When a Design Legend Collaborates with a Hypercar
A few months back, the Armani team hit up GQ Style and told us that Giorgio had designed a new capsule collection with Bugatti. We were intrigued, and the name Bugatti immediately made us think of Future, so we proposed bringing Future to Milan to meet Mr. Armani and check out the clothes. Everyone agreed, and an unlikely friendship was born. Future’s wearing the collection in these photos. Probably because Bugatti makes about one car a week—usually for someone in the Billionaire Boys Club (part of the whopping price tag: every car is made-to-order)—Armani didn’t skimp on the luxury. The cashmere jackets are lined with more cashmere. The leather goods are so soft and supple they feel vulnerable to the touch. The curtain closer of the collection? That “price upon request” crocodile sports jacket Future’s wearing above. We think he looks killer in it—and hey, he can afford to.