All Hail Queen Bey! Beyonce was honored with the prestigious CFDA Fashion Icon Award at the 2016 CFDA Awards, where she looked sensational as she accepted the honor, presented to her by DVF, all while Jay Z looked on.
While usually the CFDA announces the recipient of the CFDA Fashion Icon Award prior to the big show, for the 2016 presentation they decided to switch it up and kept the honoree under wraps — in fact, it was one of the night’s best kept secrets! Not until we spied an image of Beyonce‘s name on a place setting inside the event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on June 6 did we know that Queen Bey was probably on hand to take home the title — and we couldn’t think of a better recipient!
Rumors swirled and a slew of celeb names were mentioned leading up to the big night, but there can only be one winner — and this year, that winner is Beyonce. The songstress looked simply stunning as she accepted the award at the event, which was presented to her by Diane Von Furstenberg. She rocked a sparkling pinstripe Givenchy pantsuit and a wide-brim hat for the occasion, a show-stopping choice — and we couldn’t have picked out a more commanding outfit, especially since she was taking home one of the most anticipated awards. Her hubby, Jay Z, was on hand to support his wife as she received the honor.
“The image of a woman in charge has never liked more glamorous or desirable,” DVF said as she introduced Beyonce. “She is everything all women want to be.”
Considering we’ve been tracking Bey’s trend-setting style from her Destiny’s Child days, the award was obviously well-deserved. Not only does she often rock looks from emerging designers but she even sports affordable finds from some of our fave retailers — and when it comes time to get glam on stage or on the red carpet, she shuts it down in one high-fashion ensemble after another.
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Queen Bey is in good company! Past recipients of the CFDA Fashion Icon Award include Rihanna, Johnny Depp, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman and Iman, to name a few.
Are you as excited as we are to see Beyonce take home the 2016 Fashion Icon Award? Do you totally support the stylish choice? Let us know below and be sure to check out all of the amazing outfits, right from the red carpet at the CFDA Awards.