The CFDA awards have just announced the winner of the Fashion Icon Award for this year, and it looks like the reign of Bey continues full steam ahead as the Lemonade singer received the prestigious award. Switching it up from their usual trend of announcing the winner before the show, Beyoncé’s victory was kept completely under wraps this year. Considering she’s been trend setting since her Destiny’s Child days, it makes perfect sense that she was honoured.
Queen B was definitely en forme for the night and killed it with her pinstripe Givenchy pantsuit and a wide-brimmed hat. Jay Z and Blue also made an appearance, laying to rest any remaining possibility of a rift in their family unit.
Her speech only further proved both that this award was given justly, and the importance of all Beyoncé stands for.
“When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels, they didn’t really want to dress four black, country, curvy girls. And we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York, but like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams. My mother and my Uncle Johnny–God bless his soul–designed all of our first costumes and made each piece by hand, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, and putting so much passion and love into every small detail. When I wore these clothes on stage I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armour. It was so much deeper than any brand name.”
You can watch the full speech below.
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Previous winners include Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and of course, Rihanna. Take a flick through the gallery above for a bit of a taste of what this year’s red carpet had to offer.
— CFDA (@CFDA) June 7, 2016