When Lady Helen Windsor, the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, married art dealer Tim Taylor in July 1992, she wore a a going away outfit designed by Giorgio Armani. Her mother, the Duchess of Kent, also favored the Italian designer. Eventually, Armani sought out Lady Helen as his muse, and, in 1999, she was signed to an exclusive contract to wear only Armani, day and night.
Recently, the designer recently ended the relationship with Lady Helen, 45, citing the recession.
At one time, Lady Helen also served as a representative for the Italian jeweler Bulgari.
Princess Mafalda of Hesse and Princess Alexandra of Greece have also served as Armani muses.