Beyonce was last night announced as the CFDA Fashion Icon, without even dropping a hint she’d be attending! Her husband Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy, and her mom Tina Knowles sat front row to watch her accept the award.
The singer was introduced by CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg, who called her “today’s biggest superstar.” The crowd gave her a standing ovation as she took the stage to her song “Formation” in a sparkly, striped Givenchy suit.
Beyonce was so grateful to her earliest designer, her grandma and mothers. “…To my mother, my uncle and to my grandma, thank y’all,” she said.
“Thank you for showing me that having a presence is far more than the clothes you wear and your physical beauty. Thank you for showing me to never take no for an answer. Thank you for showing me how to take risks, work hard, and live life on my own terms.”