Armani is among the best known and most influential fashion labels in the world. The company designs, produces, and distributes haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, shoes, watches, and more. Founded by Giorgio Armani in 1975, the Italian luxury fashion house is credited with transforming women’s outfits in the workplace from common skirts to chic and sophisticated pantsuits. Armani Prive was launched in 2005 as the brand's first haute couture line. The company has created many sub-brands since to reach a variety of markets – Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, Armani Junior, and Armani Exchange to name a few. The brand has expanded to cafes, nightclubs, and even hotels in collaboration with Emaar Properties, and is one of the most highly valued fashion labels.