“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," said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. The Barbadian singer will accept the award at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2 in New York.
The award is given to one whose style has made a tremendous impact on pop culture around the world. Rihanna joins the ranks of past winners such as Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman.
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 MAC AIDS Fund's Viva Glam campaign.