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June 7, 2016
Beyonce Full CFDA Speech
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Beyonce is continuing to reign supreme in 2016. The singer and entrepreneur picked up yet another award on Monday night in NYC at the CFDAs. Beyonce received the coveted “Fashion Icon” award, previously presented to Lady Gaga, Pharrell, and Rihanna.
The Queen Bey surprised the audience with her appearance. Beyonce gave a heartfelt speech, recalling her family history and how important passing down the ability to sew was for her family’s advancement and for the success of Destiny’s Child.
Beyonce called attention to the racial barriers in the fashion industry, reminding the high-end designers in the room that they would not lend clothing to Destiny’s Child and all but shut the door in the face of her mother Tina Knowles.
Beyonce honored her grandmother, mother and uncle for their sewing and design skills sharing that it was her mother who made many of her most important outfits.
Tina Knowles is seen in the audience in tears over her daughter’s touching speech and praise. Bey wore a Givenchy suit and wide-brimmed hat similar to one worn for her “Formation Tour.”