Pharrell Is 2015's Fashion Icon! Are Past Icons Still Stylish? Let's Find Out
PHARRELL WILLIAMS, 2015
He’s already been named Hat Person of the Year, so it was only a matter of time before the rest of his outfit got honored, too. The CFDA will bestow the producer and fashion designer with the title, which “is given to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage,” on June 1.
The who wears stuff like this to run errands obviously wasn’t going to accept the Fashion Icon honor in any old dress. So she had Adam Selman custom-make her a totally sheer, Swarovski crystal-encrusted gown for the occasion. And since she’d already broken that barrier, Rih had to continue to push the style envelope even further – in looks like this pastie-embellished Tom Ford nightie, worn to an amfAR event.
JOHNNY DEPP, 2012
Certainly, Johnny Depp has a look. And certainly, that look has only gotten more embellished and scarf-adorned since he won the title three years ago. But there’s no denying that his style is contagious – just look at how it’s influenced his wife Amber Heard!
LADY GAGA, 2011
Perhaps the only star whose style has been significantly toned down since her win, the is experimenting with a more low-key, screen siren-inspired look thanks to her collaboration with Tony Bennett. (And no, to our knowledge, there isn’t a “bras optional” note on the CFDA Awards dress code.)
The perpetually ageless supermodel, makeup mogul and fashion boss had one standout accessory when she came to pick up her CFDA Award: Husband David Bowie. Four years later, she’s still rocking looks no one else could pull off, like this striped Balmain suit.
KATE MOSS, 2005
”” is practically synonymous with “fashion icon,” though her style has evolved to include darker colors, more androgynous looks (think: lots of jeans and blazers) and a fresher-faced look.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER, 2004
2004 was the year Sex and the City went off the air – so Fashion Icon honor (and the very Carrie-esque pink-and-lace number she wore to accept it) was perfectly timed. These days, she’s still embracing her TV alter ego’s eclectic sense of style, layering dresses with blazers and multiple necklaces for a look that can only be described as “so SJP.”
NICOLE KIDMAN, 2003
“As an actress, she has developed her many memorable characters with an innate understanding of the artistry of clothes,” the president of the CFDA said at the time. “At the same time, she has elegantly established her personal style and own iconic presence worldwide.” Yeah, we’d say that pretty much still applies.