Last night, Rihanna accepted the CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award from Anna Wintour herself. The Chic Peak claimed she was a fashion icon a while ago…I called it first. Rihanna’s custom Adam Selman gown was definitely unique. I may not like it all that much, but she doesn’t care because she wears what she wants. I admire her willingness to try wildly different looks. Rihanna keeps it interesting because no matter what event it is, I am always most excited to see what she will wear. THAT is why she is a fashion icon, not because she always gets it right, but because she is fearless and fabulous.
Other highlights included Joseph Altuzarra winning the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award for Altuzarra , Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen winning the Accessories Designers of the Year Award for The Row, Tom Ford winning the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Raf Simons winning the International Award for Dior.