At last night's CFDA Fashion Awards, Iman was awarded the 2010 Fashion Icon Award--a hugely important moment in fashion history (in her acceptance speech, she thanked CFDA for giving her "the right to finally say to my husband, 'Move over, you're not the only icon in the house!'"). In honor of this tremendous achievement, let's take a look back at the supermodel/mogul/ESSENCE.com blogger's life.
At last night’s CFDA Fashion Awards, Iman was awarded the 2010 Fashion Icon Award. In honor of this tremendous achievement, let’s take a look back at the supermodel/mogul/ESSENCE.com blogger’s life: Here, the 20 year-old fledgling model attends a 1975 press conference introducing her to the America.
Hollywood Hottie, 1977
Draped in furs and a glamour girl ’tude, a young Iman leaves Regines disco, escorted by man-about-town Warren Beatty.
High Drama, 1981
In an early-Eighties photo shoot, Iman rocks a dramatic upsweep that accentuates her sculpted cheekbones.
Dynamic Duo, 1989
At a party in 1989, Iman (already a legend) and Cindy Crawford (then, a baby-faced ingenue) prove the old adage that two heads are better than one!
Love Scene, 1990
Iman and her then-boyfriend, iconic musician David Bowie, snuggled up at a 1990 AIDS benefit. The dazzling new couple was the toast of the jet-set circuit!
Black Girls Rock, 1994
At the 1994 Miss World pageant, Iman and Naomi Campbell were all radiant smiles, lush hair, and mile-long legs.
Great Beauty, 1994
Iman looks every inch the regal beauty with a tumble of curls piled on her head, brick red lips and carefully sculpted eyes. Gorgeous!
Pretty Pair, 2008
Sporting blunt bangs and a funky cocktail dress, Iman posed with fellow supermodel Veronica Webb at the 3rd Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards.
Makeup Mavens, 2009
Rocking smoky eyes and a glossy nude lip, Iman toasts her longtime makeup artist Sam Fine at the launch of his “The Basics of Beauty” DVD.
Model Behavior, 2009
Wearing a slinky, delicately draped gown, Iman worked the red carpet at the “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala.
Mommy & Me, 2009
Iman and her beautiful daughter Alexandria go for a stroll in their SoHo neighborhood.
Emerald City, 2010
In 2010, Iman showed up to an amFAR gala wearing a one-shouldered emerald gown that flawlessly flattered her golden-brown skin.
Power Couple, 2010
At last night’s CFDA Awards, Iman was resplendent in a Giambattista Valli gown, Fred Leighton jewels, and her doting hubby David Bowie on her arm.