Chairman and CEO of the Armani Group, Giorgio Armani will be honored at this year’s Fashion Awards for the Outstanding Achievement Award. Armani’s name has been a household name in the fashion world for quite sometime: Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, and A/X Armani Exchange collections.
Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive, commented: “We are thrilled to be honouring Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achievement Award. 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. We look forward to celebrating with him in London in December.”
Outside of fashion, Armani has been involved in many humanitarian efforts including UNICEF and Green Cross. The designer has also held awards for his sociological impact with Solomon R. Guggenheim and awards for Award for Best International Designer, Lifetime Achievement Award for Menswear, Art and Fashion from the CFDA and the first Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award which makes him the perfect recipient for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
According to BFC, “The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the overwhelming creative contribution of an individual to the fashion industry, who throughout their illustrious career has constantly shaped and reshaped the fashion world through their innovation and creativity.” A few people who you may recognize hold this title including Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren KBE, Karl Lagerfeld, Dame Anna Wintour, Terry and Tricia Jones and Manolo Blahnik.
This year’s awards will be held on Monday December 2, 2019 in London.