Rihanna is one of the most influential people in the fashion industry worldwide.
The “Diamonds” hitmaker was honored at last night’s 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) Awards in New York with the Fashion Icon of the Year award.
“I can compensate for all of my weaknesses with fashion,” Rihanna told the audience. “Fashion should never be frustrating, it should be fun. As long as I can remember, fashion has been my defense mechanism.”
The award was presented to Rihanna by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
Rihanna also turned a lot of heads with her see-through crystal gown designed Adam Selman.