Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and has the 2nd highest population in Italy's cities, the highest being Rome.
Milan is known to be an alpha global city (a city which is a major node in the global economic network) because of its strong influence in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, health-care, media, research and tourism.
In terms of GDP, it has the third-largest economy (2018) among European cities after Paris (No 1) and London (No 2), but the fastest in growth among the three.
Milan is the destination of 8 million overseas visitors every year, attracted by its museums and art galleries that display some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci. The city has many luxury hotels.
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Milan Fashion Week, established in 1958, is part of the global "Big Four fashion weeks", the others being Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan, and ending with Paris.
Milan Fashion Week is partially organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion), a non-profit association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion. It is also responsible for hosting the fashion events and shows of Milan. The Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana, was set up in June 1958. This was the forerunner of the body which subsequently became the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.
Proprietors of the most important establishments in Italy, including some private establishments, which, in those days, played a crucial role in the promotion of this sector, were present at the Memorandum of Association: Roberto Capucci, Emilio Schuberth, Maria Antonelli, Princess Caracciolo Ginnetti, Alberto Fagiani, Giovanni Cesare Guidi, Germana Marucelli, Simonetta Colonna Di Cesarò, Jole Veneziani, Francesco Borrello, Giovanni Battista Giorgini, and Pietro Parisio.
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