Beyonce Recalls How Her Mom's Designs Felt Like "Extra Suit of Armor"
Wherever Beyonce goes, she’s the undisputed star, even in a room full of A-listers. Monday night’s CFDA Awards, held at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom with Swarovski, were no exception. The performer was honored with the Fashion Icon Award, and her appearance, in a chic silver-and-black Givenchy pinstripe suit and major "Formation"-style hat alongside Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter, was a total surprise.
Of course the award, presented by CFDA chairman Diane von Furstenberg, was no surprise to the superstar, who made a memorable, inspiring speech. She first told the story of how her mother came to learn how to sew, taught by Beyonce's grandmother, and that it came in handy when her first group began. "When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t want to dress four black country girls," she said.