Rihanna at Miu Miu

Rihanna will be presented with the Fashion Icon Award by the CFDA


Rihanna can now legitimately boast the title of fashion icon, since the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that it will be presenting the 26-year-old with the Fashion Icon Award at this year's awards ceremony on 2 June.

The Bajan beauty certainly doesn't need to prove her fashion credentials, what with her glossy campaign for Balmain, collections for River Island, and her own MAC make-up line – but these no doubt helped RiRi bag the coveted CFDA award.

Rihanna at Chanel

A recent string of super-stylish appearances at on the frow at Paris Fashion Week – from Miu Miu, Lanvin, Chanel to Dior, Jean Parul Gaultier and Comme des Garcons – only cemented Rihanna's status as one of the best-dressed celebrities around.

The Bajan pop star follows in the footsteps of Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, Iman and Lady Gaga as a recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. And we think it's well deserved.

By Olivia Marks

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