Singer Rihanna, an undisputed fashion star of the moment, was the big draw Monday at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, which also honor the year’s top designers.
The singer and pop culture star, dressed in a see-through fishnet dress, gloves and headscarf embellished with thousands of crystals, was awarded the group’s 2014 Fashion Icon Award. Previous honorees have been Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman andJohnny Depp.
Also being honored at the glamorous ceremony at New York’s Lincoln Center was designerTom Ford, who won the CFDA’s lifetime achievement award. The prestigious Founder’s Award went to Bethann Hardison, a former model and modeling agent who has been a vocal champion for diversity on runways. (She is also actor Kadeem Hardison’s mother.)