The CFDA has just revealed that Rihanna will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at this year’s ceremony. “We are proud to present Rihanna with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award for her impact on the industry as fashion’s most exciting ambassador in recent memory,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said in the announcement.
A notorious sartorial risk-taker, Rihanna pulls off everything from bra-less sheer tops and lingerie-inspired daywear to full couture on the regular. The Barbadian singer recently drew attention for her nearly topless Balmain party outfit and revealing yellow Alexandre Vauthier pre-Grammys dress, both quintessential, envelope-pushing choices that Riri doesn’t shy away from. With her ever-changing hairdos, fearless style, and bold beauty, the fashion designer and face of M.A.C’s Viva Glam collection, is one of the most predictably unpredictable fashion stars of late.
Past winners of the Fashion Icon Award include Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman.