The British Fashion Council (BFC) will award designer Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, to be held on December 2, 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Armani will be awarded for his outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry, creativity, timeless style and attention to detail that has inspired many budding designers.
Since the establishment of his brand, Armani has designed costumes for over 200 films, starting with American Gigolo in 1980, as well as the official uniform for the English football team in 2006 and the uniforms for the Italian Olympic and Paralympic teams since 2012. The designer released his first fragrance in 1982 and his first home collection in 2000. In 2005, Armani launched his Haute Couture collection in Paris. In 2010, he opened the first Armani Hotel in Dubai followed by another one Milan in 2011.
The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the overwhelming creative contribution of individuals to the fashion industry, who throughout their illustrious career have constantly shaped and reshaped the fashion world through their innovation and creativity. Previous winners of the award include: Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren KBE, Karl Lagerfeld, Dame Anna Wintour, Terry and Tricia Jones and Manolo Blahnik CBE.