Rihanna To Be Honored With The CFDA Fashion Icon Award At The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards In Collaboration With Swarovski On June 2nd

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rihanna will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski on June 2nd at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

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.  

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 MAC AIDS Fund's Viva Glam campaign.

"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," said Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA.

Live video from the show will be featured on cfda.com.

About the CFDA 

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 450 of America's foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA {Fashion Incubator}, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Strategic Partnerships Group, a high-profile group of companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA created and manages the worldwide Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative; raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations with events such as Fashion's Night Out and 7th on Sale and addresses the issue of model health with The CFDA Health Initiative.

For more information, please visit www.CFDA.com, facebook.com/cfda, twitter.com/cfda, cfda.tumblr.com, and youtube.com/cfdatv

About Swarovski - The Swarovski story began in 1895 when Daniel Swarovski invented a machine for cutting and polishing crystal. This machine not only revolutionized jewellery manufacturing, but also the worlds of art, design, fashion and cinema for over a hundred years. Today Swarovski is the world's leading producer of precision-cut crystal, genuine gemstones, and created stones and operates nearly 2,000 retail outlets in over 120 countries. The company has a rich history of working with internationally acclaimed designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. Since joining the family business in 1995, Nadja Swarovski has built on this heritage by implementing a series of visionary design initiatives which have transformed the company's image, turning crystal into a much desired component in the creative industries, which is used at the forefront of designer trends across fashion, jewellery and design. Nadja Swarovski is committed to supporting and celebrating design and the arts by collaborating with both established and emerging international designers and costume designers – including Alexander McQueen, Shaun Leane, John Pawson, Zaha Hadid, Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Mary Katrantzou, Hussein Chalayan, Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, Arianne Phillips and Alexandra Byrne - challenging them to push the boundaries of crystal use across fashion, jewellery, entertainment, art, architecture and design. www.brand.swarovski.com

SOURCE Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.



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