Rihanna to accept CFDA Fashion Icon award

By Gina DiFalco,

Rihanna will be honored with the CFDA Fashion Icon award, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb has announced. She will accept the award at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2 in New York City.

Iman, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman are among past recipients of the award given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

“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,” he said in a statement, Elle reports.

CFDA also made the announcement on Instagram, writing, “And the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award goes to...@badgalriri! #cfdaawards #rihanna.”

The event will take place at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

As we previously reported, Rihanna will co-headline a 3-city tour this summer and they just announced the dates for it. It will kick off August 7 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, then move to the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for an August 16 show. The tour will close out in Detroit's Comerica Park on August 22.



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