12 Women Who Chose Power Suits Over Party Dresses

There is always that one lone ranger at the party who shows up in a suit and looks a thousand times better than anyone else there. Beyond just a “power suit” — this kind of flattering, feminine, versatile tailoring does much more than just exude power. And for decades, Armani has been the go-to designer for women of that particular breed.

During Armani's 40th anniversary event, all those women got together, and with their powers (and power suits) combined, showed the entire world up with one of the chicest collection of party outfits we’ve ever seen. The festivities included a runway show, the opening of the Armani/Silos exhibition, cocktail parties, and even an official government stamp (for a truly couture snail mail experience). But, the real event was obviously the Armani clothes. Take a look at the women who suited up to celebrate the brand’s big four-oh.
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It's pinstripes and sheer lace for Carine Roitfeld.
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Cate Blanchett cinches her ivory suit comes with an obi belt (recognize that tie?).
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Aishwarya Rai wearing a power blazer over a full-length gown.
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Tina Turner, rocking a navy blue pantsuit with silver accessories.
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Miroslava Duma in an ivory suit with palazzo pants and a pussybow.
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J.J. Martin goes for a red check.
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Italian personality Ambra Angiolini in a crisp black suit and a silk blouse.
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Isabelle Huppert looking fresh to death in an oversized gold blazer.
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Kasia Smutniak in a luxe all-white moment.
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Director Saverio Costanzo with Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher in a fitted black suit.
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Ornella Muti in a long black suit.
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Italian celeb Serena Autieri, in a bamboo-textured suit, with husband Enrico Griselli.
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