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Sift through Rihanna's Instagram account and you're bound to come across quite a few filtered photos of the "Diamonds" pop star sitting front row at designer fashion shows and posing in fancy garbs. So, it comes as no surprise that RiRi has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Icon Award. The council recently released a statement unveiling the honor:
‘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 Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. The annual award is presented to someone whose style has made an impact on pop culture globally.
So, does Rihanna deserve it?
Well, aside from sitting pretty front row at Chanel shows in Paris, she launched the fashion competition series "Styled to Rock"on Bravo last year, partnered with the MAC Aids Viva Glam campaign, designed her own collection for River's Island, and is currently the face of Balmain's spring line. Did we miss anything? She also personifies current trends—specifically the high fashion streetwear merge— and has a ton of women considering and rocking menswear. And who else has industry big wigs like Karl Lagerfield and Riccardo Tisci on speed dial?
Rihanna will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014.
[via USA Today]