She’s one of the biggest stars in the world, and she plays by her own rules—especially when it comes to fashion. Rihanna is known for her fearless, edgy, and innovative style choices, and has been dressed by every major designer you’d care to name. We are fascinated by the Barbados-born singer’s sartorial choices, from the street to the red carpet, which is why we’re so excited that Rihanna is set to be honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award at their annual awards ceremony tonight in New York City.
“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,” Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, says in a statement.
We too commend the Grammy winner for her killer wardrobe, as she has proven time and time again her ability to pull off one extreme look to the next. From her stunning appearance at the 2014 Met Gala in a white-hot Stella McCartney crop top and skirt ensemble to the Giorgio Armani plunging spaghetti-strap frock that she donned during London Fashion Week in 2012, Rihanna knows how to make an impact. Other favorite moments? Her show-stopping lace Stella McCartney one-sleeve dress from the 2011 Met Gala and the vibrant red Azzedine Alaïa gown from the 2013 Grammy Awards that solidified her status as a modern fashion icon. We love Rihanna for her fierce and risk-taking fashion choices that exude sexiness, confidence, and of-the-moment style.
In honor of the singer’s inspiring style and CFDA Fashion Icon Award, check out Rihanna’s 10 best red-carpet looks ever in our gallery now!