The annual CFDA Awards was in full-swing last night with a powerhouse lineup of awardees. Dapper Dan was honored for the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Aurora James was recognized for the Founder’s Award. However, we can’t forget to mention that Emmy-awarded actress, Zendaya, was crowned as the 2021 Fashion Icon.
The leading actress of Euphoria joined a distinguished list of previous recipients for one of the most coveted CFDA awards. Past winners include Jennifer Lopez , Naomi Campbell , Beyoncé , Pharrell Williams , and Rihanna . It was only a matter of time for Zendaya to be recognized with an esteemed award for her impact on global fashion as she and her stylist, Law Roach, continue to deliver the most stunning looks.
However, it is not only Zendaya’s track record on the red carpet that has earned her this award. It’s also her clothing line, Daya by Zendaya, that originally launched in 2016 and was amongst one of the first brands to champion gender-fluid designs and an inclusive range of sizes. Not to mention, her iconic collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, which debuted in Paris and was also shown at NYC’s Apollo Theater. Certainly, Zendaya has contributed to the fashion industry in more ways than one.
See Zendaya’s latest looks from the Dune press tour.