Rihanna Gets "Style Icon" Award from Council of Fashion Designers of America

Christina Drill
March 25, 2014

It was announced yesterday that the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) that Rihanna will receive this year's Fashion Icon Award at their 2014 ceremony.

This award was given to Rihanna for her contributions to the fashion industry as well as for her partnership with the M.A.C. AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign.

The CFDA Awards is the fashion industry's version of the Oscars, so this is a big deal award for RiRi. Previous winners of the "Fashion Icon" award include Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, and Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp did not show up to accept his award.

"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," the CEO of the CFDA Steven Kolb declared in a statement.

This year Rihanna was the face of Balmain, sat front row at the Paris Fashion Week Chanel show thanks to her new BFF Karl Lagerfeld, current head of Chanel, and was on the cover of Vogue in March. She also rocked a mullet in 2014. Yeah, RiRi's bad.

Rihanna works closely with stylist Mel Ottenberg and costume designer Adam Selman, who she credits for helping engineer her style. Just yesterday RiRi posted an Instagram of her wearing Adam Selman's SS14 oversized star backpack available at Opening Ceremony.

Rihanna has been praised internationally for her unique style that combines streetwear and high-fashion. Check out some of her recent looks here. I would probably pay a million dollars for access to her wardrobe.

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