Last week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced their 2016 CFDA Award nominees for womenswear, menswear, and accessories. While many of the names announced came as no surprise to those in the know, all eyes were on the list of honorees, especially the the “Fashion Icon” award.
Back in 2014, Rihanna made headlines as the year’s winner when she hit the red carpet in a sheer jeweled number with matching headpiece. The following year, Pharrell Williams snagged the award.
In the 15-year history of the awards, past winners include Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman. From 2006-2009, the CFDA didn’t give out a fashion icon award, in 2013, it took a year off altogether. While many feel that this time around, there isn’t really strong contender for the awards, Vogue is heavily promoting Kim Kardashian. Writer Kate Phelps, who admits to not even being a fan of the reality star, cites her relationship with Balmain and her influential style. When the fashion bible announced their pick, via Twitter, users on the social media platform had someone else, and were pretty vocal about it.
— Lil Kim's Punani (@LilKimBr) March 16, 2016
So far, it seems that the CFDA hasn’t named anyone as the 2016 fashion icon, but as the awards will take place on June 6th, there’s still time. Considering that this year’s awards will be the first ever televised, not choosing a fashion icon would be a surprising move.