The Council of Fashion Designers of America [CFDA] paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski on Monday, June 6, in New York City.
Beyonce surprised everyone when she popped up with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy on the CFDA red carpet. She took her off day from the Formation World Tour to accept the award for Fashion Icon of the Year. See her heartfelt speech below.
Listen to the speech here:
The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Marc Jacobs, presented by Claire Danes.
The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Thom Browne by Alexander Skarsgård.
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel took home the Accessory Designer of the Year Award, presented by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.