WHAT to buy the billionaire, the man of impeccable taste, the man who has everything? These questions have been troubling fashion's great and good over the last few weeks, poor dears, as they contemplated what to give Giorgio Armani for his 60th birthday.

In the end, all the New York retailing giants, who have been selling Armani very nicely thank you for years, got together and plumped for a silver antique art deco desk lamp, designed by Ruhlman.

They couldn't go wrong - he is Mr Armani's favourite designer.

What, one wonders, did Gabriella Forte - for years at Giorgio's right hand until she departed to sit at Calvin Klein's - give her old boss?

A pair of Calvins?