It looks like Beyoncé has gone and got herself another award to add to her burgeoning trophy cabinet. The singer and actress won the Fashion Icon Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDAs) in New York City.
In her acceptance speech, Beyoncé referenced popular fantasy show Game of Thrones, recounting the times she felt like Khaleesi. She explained, “When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t really want to dress four black, country, curvy girls. And we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture”.
She added that dressing in her mother’s handmade creations, adorned in crystals and pearls, made her “[Feel] like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armour. It was so much deeper than any brand name”. Beyoncé acknowledged the power in fashion, helping a person to find their own ‘identity, expression and strength’.