giorgioarmani_bullfighterdesignprotest.jpgGiorgio Armani's decision to dress Spanish matador, Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez, for the historic Goyesca de Ronda bullfight, has attracted protests from animal activists.

The 100% Animalisti group plastered three angry posters on the Emporio Armani megastore in Milan, calling the designer a hypocrite for his previous participation in ad campaigns against animal abandonment.

''Giorgio Armani's decision is particularly despicable in the light of the fact that he is currently appearing in a publicity campaign against animal abandonment in which he declares his love of animals,'' said 100% Animalisti last week.

However, Armani's maintains an admiration of Cayetano, who stars in his custom-made suits along with Italian actor, Raoul Bova.

''Cayetano has that quiet, sophisticated elegance. You immediately sense a man who combines great strength and poise with humility and sensitivity,'' Armani told Men's Vogue.

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