Ricky Martin and Giorgio Armani team up again

Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 21:26 PM IST

Los Angeles: After creating the inventive costumes for pop diva Lady Gaga`s `Monster Ball`, renowned Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is all set to dress up singer Ricky Martin for his upcoming World Tour.

The 76-year-old designer who is known for his clean, tailored lines will dress up Martin, 39, for the third time and is thrilled to be working again with the Puerto Rican singer reports People online.

"Ricky personifies today`s modern man. I am thrilled to be working with him again," said the designer.

As far as Martin is concerned, the `Livin` la Vida Loca` hitmaker is happy to reprise the role of muse.

"I have always loved Giorgio Armani`s designs. The looks he has created for my new tour are uniquely creative ? he will help bring `Musica + Alma + Sexo` alive," said Martin.

The tour is expected to incorporate themes including 1980s punk, 1920s jazz and Afro-Brazilian elements and the proposed looks smack of refined Ricky, a testament to how well the designer knows his pal.

After all, Armani boasts, "Our long-standing friendship has now spanned well over a decade.