From that iconic Versace dress to sparkling bodysuits galore, Jennifer Lopez has always known how to turn heads both on stage and on the red carpet. And now, her inimitable style is being honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2019 CFDA Awards in June.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America broke the news on Instagram this morning, revealing J.Lo would receive this year’s highly-coveted award. The singer/actress/red carpet style star follows in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Pharrell and more in winning this notable honor.
View this post on Instagram
The CFDA is thrilled to reveal #JenniferLopez is this year’s recipient of the Fashion Icon award at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards this June. The CFDA Board of Directors is giving the actress, singer, dancer, and producer this award for her longstanding and global impact on fashion. “Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said. “Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.” “Jennifer Lopez’s style is bold, uninhibited, and always memorable,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “Designers, including many of our CFDA Members, love to dress her for both stage and private moments.” Head to our link in in bio for the full scoop!
“Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power,” CFDA chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said in a press release. “Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.”
The organization credited J.Lo’s fashion impact to her many iconic red carpet moments—including the green plunging Versace gown that not only has its own Wikipedia page, but also led to the creation of Google Images in 2001. Since then, she has not only worked with Donatella Versace, but designers like Tom Ford, Zuhair Murad, and Balmain to craft her signature look over the years.
The 2019 CFDA Awards will be held at the Brooklyn Museum on June 3. Along with J.Lo, Carine Roitfeld (editor, stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar’s global fashion director) is also being honored at this year’s ceremony with The Founder’s Award. Brandon Maxwell, Marc Jacobs, Rosie Assoulin, Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Virgil Abloh (Off-White), and Kerby Jean-Raymond (Pyer Moss) are among the designers nominated for CFDA Awards this year. British designer Sarah Burton will receive the prestigious International Award for her work at Alexander McQueen.