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Rihanna to Be Named CFDA Fashion Icon: A Look Back at Her Most Head-Turning Style Moments

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When we think of Rihanna‘s style, the first word that comes to mind is fearless. The singer isn’t afraid to take some major risks on and off the red carpet. So it’s no surprise the CFDA will be celebrating her creative sartorial choices by honoring her with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award.

“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,” Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA, said in a statement.

In the past year, the superstar has proved her love for bold statement-making looks (and that every design house on the planet wants to dress her). From left, her red wrapped-bodice custom Azzedine Alaïa gown — worn the 2013 Grammys — is still one of the most talked about best dressed moments in the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices. Next, she introduced us to the long open cardi dress (she ditched the bra underneath, of course), at the Chanel Haute Couture fashion show in Paris last July. At the American Music Awards in November, she not only dared to bare in a Jean Paul Gaultier two-piece ensemble, but she took it to the next level in the hair department sporting a doobie wrap.

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For the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in January, Rihanna selected a long-sleeve striped blouse and coordinating striped skirt with a thigh-high split (both Altuzarra). Finally — probably one of her most glam moments in recent months — she wore a draped yellow satin Alexandre Vauthier gown featuring a plunging neckline and dramatic slit at the Clive Davis annual Grammy party.

RiRi follows winners such as Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman and will be presented the award on June 2 at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards. Do you think Rihanna deserves the icon award? Are you a fan of her style? Share your thoughts below.

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–Brittany Talarico

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