Beyonce Gets CFDA Fashion Icon Award
Beyonce is this year’s CFDA Fashion Icon. The honor was kept strictly under wraps last night, when the Formation singer was announced by CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg. Beyonce wore a glittering Givenchy tux for the occasion, with a wide-brimmed hat.
“Thank you so much, Diane, for the things you just said about me. I feel so much love and I feel so proud. As long as I can remember, fashion has been part of my life. Its effect on me actually started before I was born. Many of you guys don’t know this, but my grandmother was a seamstress. My grandparents did not have enough money, they could not afford my mother’s Catholic school tuition. So my grandmother sewed clothes for the priests and the nuns and made uniforms for the students in exchange for my mother’s education. She then passed this gift onto my mother and taught her how to sew”, Beyonce said on stage when collecting the award.
Thank you so much for this incredible award, I’ll never forget this night. God bless you all. Thank you.” She concluded her speech.