The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced on Monday that the 26-year-old Barbadian pop star Rihanna will receive the CFDA Fashion Icon Award on 2nd June, 2014 in New York City.
Rihanna, aside from being famed for her hit singles, former high-profile romance with Chris Brown and her partying antics captured on her infamous Instagram feed – the pop star is also known for her unique fashion style.
“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,” Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA, said in a statement.
The award is given to one whose style has made a tremendous impact on pop culture around the world. Past recipients include Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman.
The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.