The fashion industry declared Beyoncé an icon last night. Beyoncé received the 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. Is she deserving of the honor? Your thoughts!

Beyonce Accepts Fashion Icon Award at CFDA Awards 2016…

Beyonce accepts The CDFA Fashion Icon Award.

But the Lemonade singer followed her own advice — staying gracious and reminding the crowd that she wasn’t always able to wear head-to-toe sparkling Givenchy.

“When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels, they didn’t really want to dress four black, country, curvy, girls,” she said. “We couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York but like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity and to give her children their dreams.”

She went on to talk about those first costumes, made by her mother and uncle Johnny. Source

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