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Evolution of style: Rihanna

She has come a long way from the teenager from Barbados who signed with Def Jam Records in a closed door meeting with then President JayZ. Rihanna, most recently named the new face of Balmain, is receiving the highest honor in fashion. The pop star has been named the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon. The award will be given at the at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2nd at Lincoln Center.

2008 American Music Awards
2008 American Music Awards
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In most recent years, she has shot her style straight to the top through her association with Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel, MAC Viva Glam campaign and killer style at numerous fashion week events across the world.

“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”
– CFDA CEO, Steven Kolb said recently about the star.