At the CFDA Awards Vogue Editor, Anna WIntour presented the singer with the 2015 Fashion Icon Award. Although almost everyone was going on a rant on social media about Rihanna’s Swarovski sheer crystal gown, I was eager to hear what the Fashion God herself had to say about the ‘Bad Gal.’
“I’m here tonight to talk about how Rihanna communicates through fashion because that, of course, is what style icons do,” said Anna Wintour, who presented Rihanna with the CFDA’s fashion icon award. “They tell us captivating stories about themselves and about the world we live in through the boldness and beauty of their clothes.”
“Rihanna speaks to her fans with her every look,” Wintour continued. “And what she says to them, and I include all of us in that group, is that it’s fun to be a little boyish one day and dress up like a dazzling diva the next, I think that is what she was going for tonight.
“The point is to be audacious, even jaw dropping or button pushing. And yes, we know she enjoys pushing buttons, while remaining true to yourself. She proves that incredible style can help take a young woman from a small island to the world stage and along the way spark a lot of conversation about elegance and empowerment.”
In other words, the ‘Queen’ of fashion has spoken and confirmed that it is more than perfect to be bold and ‘jaw dropping’ especially as a fashion icon. It is clear Anna adores Rihanna as a woman and fashion icon as a true inspiration to her fans.