When it comes to mixing street style with high fashion, no one does it better than Caribbean songstress Rihanna! She has been a muse to new and established designers alike, from Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, to Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Peter Dundas for Pucci, Alexander Wang and Tom Ford- all of whom paid homage to the style star in various runway shows from this past season.
So is it really any surprise that RiRi is the recipient of this year's 2014 Fashion Icon Award, a high honor from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards committee?
Steven Kolb, the CFDA's chief executive officer, says, "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."
Joining the ranks of fashion risk takers and trendsetters Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Iman and Nicole Kidman, who held it down this year better than princess Rihanna? Three American Vogue covers, a recent Balmain campaign, a rumored stint as a silent ambassador for Chanel, a guest designer for a River Island collection and a few MAC collabs... RiRi did the damn thing!
She has been making waves in the fashion and beauty industry for awhile now and deserves to be honored. It's true that she owes most of her sartorial choices to her longtime stylist Mel Ottenberg and costume designer Adam Selman, who both add to her award winning style by encouraging her to take risks and look for different silhouettes, cuts and textures and to use up and coming designers when most stars play it safe.
Whenever and wherever Rihanna steps out, you know she's gonna kill it! Congratulations, Rihanna! Check out a few of my fave looks worn by her down below...
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