Giorgio Armani had plenty to celebrate today. His presentation served as the official inauguration of the impressive Armani theater, nestled within his brand-new, 12,000-square-meter commercial headquarters designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Armani presented a light, fluid collection executed mostly in black and white. Jackets were slightly squared, short and structured, paired with asymmetric-hem trousers. Off-the-shoulder, striped handkerchief tops suggested a Deauville getaway, while a series of tank dresses blended athletic chic with ballet-inspired romanticism. Transparency was the mantra for evening, with brilliantly embroidered flowers inching their way up wide-leg trousers and barely there gowns.

In an adjacent room, Armani also hosted a photographic exhibition, The Making of the Pirelli Calendar 2002. The behind-the-scenes photographs were taken by Peter Lindbergh while shooting the iconic calendar, which this year features Hollywood's brightest young stars wearing … Giorgio Armani.