Rihanna is known for her music, but also for her fashion risks and triumphs. Tonight she is being recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as the recipient of their 2014 Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Awards. Esteemed fashion designer Alexander Wang spoke about Rihanna’s style saying:
SHE BRINGS SO MUCH EASE AND CONFIDENCE TO EVERYTHING SHE DOES, AND I LOVE WHEN SHE DRESSES DOWN. IT TAKES A LOT OF CONFIDENCE FOR SOMEONE IN HER POSITION TO DO THAT AND STEP OUT IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC EYE.
When it comes to clothes, this has been RiRi’s year. Heck, Paris fashion week was dubbed #PaRih thanks to her parade of head-turning ensembles. “Her influence inspires and penetrates everyone around her and beyond,” says Alexander Wang. “Everyone. Period.”
When discussing the honor of receiving the Fashion Icon Award, the CFDA writes:
The record-breaking recording artist, actress, and fashion designer will be recognized for her contributions to the fashion industry as well as her philanthropic partnership with the M·A·C AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign … The Fashion Icon Award is given to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage. Rihanna joins the ranks of past winners such as Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman.
Have a look at some of Rihanna’s crazy fashions in the photos below: