Giorgio Armani is to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2019.
The Italian fashion icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebrity clients including Lady Gaga, Cate Blanchett, Zendaya, and Anne Hathaway.
Now, officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) have announced that Armani is to be presented with the prestigious prize at an upcoming ceremony in recognition of his contribution to the industry, creativity, vision of timeless style, and attention to detail.
“We are thrilled to be honouring Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive, in a statement. “With more than four decades in the business, Mr. Armani’s contribution to the fashion industry is indeed outstanding. Renowned for his timeless vision of style and the brands’ ability to stay relevant, he has led the way where other brands have followed.”
In addition to his namesake ready-to-wear label, the Armani Group includes the Emporio Armani and A/X Armani Exchange collections.
The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the creative contribution of an individual to the fashion industry, who has constantly shaped and reshaped the business through their innovation and creativity.
Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Terry and Tricia Jones, and Manolo Blahnik, among others.
The Fashion Awards 2019 will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 December.
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