Fashion mogul Giorgio Armani warned gay men in an interview published Sunday not to dress too gay, saying that a “man has to be a man.”

Armani launched Armani, his celebrated menswear collection, in 1975.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, the 80-year-old Italian designer, who has not denied rumors he's gay, spoke out against the way that some gay men dress.

“A homosexual man is a man 100%,” Armani said. “He does not need to dress homosexual. When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme – to say, 'Ah, you know I'm homosexual' – that has nothing to do with me. A man has be a man.”

He continued: “I don't like muscle boy. Not too much gym. I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn't use his muscles too much.”