As the second largest city in Italy, boasting a population of 1.3 million people, Milan certainly is a place where it pays to have a bulk book of contacts.
It is a city that has many different hallmarks and places of interests. From the Duomo Cathedral to thePiazza del Duomo, Milan, as a tourist destination is a beautiful city to visit. But it is the people of Milan that make the city one of the world’s greatest. Here, we take a look at the most influential people that you could connect with using Directly.me.
Fashion design is synonymous with the heritage in Italy and Milan is the hub of that aspect of the country. If fashion’s your game then Milan is your best port of call.
The so called king of the industry is Santo Versace, who is the co-chief executive of Gianni Versace brand after being elected in 2008. With his sister Donatella Versace, Santa built and founded the prestigious company after the death of their father Gianni Versace that makes luxury clothing, accessories, makeup, and home furnishings the world-wide brand it is today. The company was last valued at around the £120m mark. In the mid 90’s Santo married Cristiana Versace, but the most famous women in his family is Allegra Versace, who is Santa’s uncle.
Another big-name fashion tycoon that is based in Milan is Giorgio Armani, founded by none other than Giorgio Armani. Armani aspired to a career in medicine but changed his mind after a failed degree and became one of the world’s finest designers. He built his multi-million pound business alone but Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, another of the world’s finest design merchants, crunched their heads together and formed the now famous label Dolce and Gabbana.
Known as one of the four fashion capitals of the world, along with London, New York and Paris, Milan boats some of the hottest catwalk models on the planet. Anna Eliza Szopa, Caitlin Dudar, Celia Johnson, Jule Uhlig, Isabell Fritz, Elena Colombo, Helen Verissimo and Andrea Lindstrom, all regularly strut their stuff down the Milan catwalks.
When you find women of this high level of beauty, you can be rest assured footballers will be somewhere near; and in AC Milan and Inter Milan, the Italian city has two of the world’s best.
Another legendary footballer from Milan is Franco Baresi, who won the Champions League three times whilst captain with AC Milan and the FIFA World Cup in 1982. Italy and Milan especially, have a tremendous history of producing top quality centre-backs and another, Alessandro Nesta, is still playing for Milan at the age of 36.
AC Milan is a hot-bed for producing young talent and other players to have made their name on the world stage include former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, Newcastle full-back Davide Santon, current AC Milan youngster Ignazio Abate and goalkeeper Christian Abbiati and World Cup winners Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso.
For lovers of operatic music then Andrea Bocelli is the man for you in Milan. He has recorded 13 solo albums and has bagged the tag of becoming biggest-selling solo artist in the history of classical music.
In terms of networking however, there is only one man you need to know in Milan and that is former Italian president and owner of AC Milan Silvio Berlusconi. If you can list him as one of your friends then you open up a door of many Milan contacts.
You can get in contact with any of the above mentioned celebrities with the help of Directly.me