The designer was honoured with prestigious accolade accompanied on stage by Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett by his side.
Celebrations included an Armani Privé haute couture runway show and a special performance by Eric Clapton.
We are pleased to announce that this evening, on the occasion of the Fashion Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Giorgio Armani was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his creative contribution to the fashion industry.
During the event, the designer presented his latest Armani Privé haute couture collection. After the show, Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett – who both share a close bond of friendship and respect with the designer – presented Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achievement Award before revealing his gift to London: a surprise performance by longtime friend Eric Clapton, who played 'Tears In Heaven' and 'Layla'.
Guests from across the world joined Giorgio Armani and his niece Roberta Armani to celebrate the prestigious accolade. The evening concluded with a 'Giorgio's' night at Harry's Bar in Mayfair.
Roberta Armani wore a long Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a black silk full skirt and bustier embroidered with black sequins and fuchsia crystals.
Julia Roberts wore a Giorgio Armani Privé black velvet jumpsuit from the AW19 collection.
Tom Cruise wore a Giorgio Armani midnight blue tuxedo.
Cate Blanchett wore a Giorgio Armani Privé pale green tulle gown from the AW19 collection.
Eric Clapton wore a Giorgio Armani navy suit with notch lapel.
Lauren Hutton wore a Giorgio Armani blue velvet jumpsuit with floral embroidery.
Alexander Skarsgård wore a Giorgio Armani navy double breasted cashmere suit.
Michelle Dockery wore a Giorgio Armani Privé archive black beaded gown.
Nicholas Hoult wore an Emporio Armani navy and black velvet dinner jacket look.
Yasmin le Bon wore a Giorgio Armani Privé black beaded archive gown.
Stella Tennant wore a Giorgio Armani Privé archive gown in textured pink, green and black.
Sara Sampaio wore a Giorgio Armani Privé archive nude embellished gown.
Barbara Palvin wore a Giorgio Armani black gown with embellished cap-sleeves.
Sam Clafin wore an Emporio Armani black velvet dinner jacket look.
Ella Balinska wore a Giorgio Armani Privé black sequin cocktail dress from the SS19 collection.
Caitriona Balfe wore a Giorgio Armani Privé archive black beaded gown.
Zara Larrson wore a Giorgio Armani strapless embellished gown.
Eleanor Tomlinson wore a Giorgio Armani Privé archive black crepe gown with laser cut appliqué.
Sabine Getty wore a Giorgio Armani black velvet dress with embellishment.
Jack Savoretti wore an Emporio Armani midnight blue tuxedo.
Leomie Anderson wore a Giorgio Armani Privé archive embellished bustier and skirt look.
Rafferty Law wore an Emporio Armani texture boucle ensemble