Genny is an Italian ready-to-wear manufacturer.

It was founded in Ancona in 1961 by Arnaldo Girombelli.


Born in Ancona, Arnaldo Girombelli was the owner of a boutique with an adjacent small tailor workshop for skirts and blouses in his hometown. After gradually expanding the workshop and increasing the number of seamstresses, in 1961 he founded a label for his creations, "Genny", named after his eldest daughter.[10]

In the second half of the 1960s Genny started to have a large success thanks to a line of pleated oblique skirts obtained through a new treatment technique of cloth,[10] then in 1973 it introduced a youthful line, "Byblos", and Gianni Versace became its designer.[10][11] Later, Guy Paulin and his assistant Christian Lacroix replaced Versace at Byblos, while Versace launched another Genny's experimental line, "Complice".[11] In 1983, Byblos became an independent company. After the death of Girombelli, his wife Donatella became the chairwoman of the group.[11]

In 2001 Prada acquired the label, and Genny stopped its production in 2004.[12] In 2011 the label was acquired by Facchini Group, which decided to relaunch the brand and appointed Gabriele Colangelo as the new designer.[12]