The CFDA kept the winner of the organization’s prestigious Fashion Icon.But by the time Jay Z, Blue Ivy Carter and Tina Knowles snuck into the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night, it was clear that the super-secret icon was, in fact, Beyoncé Knowles.
The global superstar, on a quick break from her Formation World Tour, showed up unexpectedly to accept the award in front of an A-list fashion crowd of designers and actors gathered to celebrate the industry’s top talent.
Knowles, wearing a sparkly Givenchy suit and wide-brimmed black hat, was introduced by CFDA Chairman Diane von Furstenberg, who praised the singer’s fashion influence and her new Topshop activewear line, Ivy Park. Queen Bey, Jay Z and their daughter, Blue Ivy, looked amazing at the 2016 CFDA in New York on Monday. Beyonce won the Fashion Icon Award.
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