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CDFA Fashion Awards honor Rihanna with 2014 Fashion Icon Award

Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 show at Brooklyn Navy Yard on May 7, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of Brooklyn City.
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Rihanna has become a fashion icon in her own right. The sexy pop star is being recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award, according to a June 2 article on Heavy.com.

Fashion designer Alexander Wang spoke about Rihanna's style:

She brings so much ease and confidence to everything she does, and I love when she dresses down. It takes a lot of confidence for someone in her position to do that and step out in front of the public eye."

The CFDA wrote about the singer and performer receiving the Fashion Icon Award:

The record-breaking recording artist, actress, and fashion designer will be recognized for her contributions to the fashion industry as well as her philanthropic partnership with the M·A·C AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign … The Fashion Icon Award is given to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage. Rihanna joins the ranks of past winners such as Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman."

There's no denying that she's influenced the fashion world. She's even influenced other pop singers like Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.

Rihanna is also responsible for four hot trends: printed coordinates, the chambray shirt and jeans, shirts tied around the waist and sports jerseys as dresses.

It seems like this singer has become well-known for her fashion as well as her music. She looks effortless and put together, no matter what she wears. She certainly takes a lot of risqué fashion risks, but she's still revered by designers and stylists alike. Rihanna has a style all her own that can't be copied, but she has the confidence and sexiness to pull it off.