The ‘Happy’ hat wearer is being recognised for his unique style.
He’s known for his unique fashion sense just as much as he is for his catchy hits, so it's no surprise to see Pharrell Williams being named as this year’s CFDA Fashion Icon Award winner. The ‘Happy’ singer has become a fashion trailblazer in recent years, always making waves on the red carpet thanks to his fearless, ever changing style.
Pharrell will recieve this year's CDFA icon award
“If cool was a person, it would be Pharrell, not just for his looks and sense of style, but for his kindness and openness. I cannot imagine anyone not seduced by him,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenburg in a statement.
The singer follows in the footsteps of Rihanna, who last year took home the award, collecting the trophy in a daring Adam Selman gown. According to the CDFA, the award goes to "an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage." Previous recipients of the honour also include Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman.
Pharrell’s style statements include his famed Vivienne Westwood hat, wearing shorts on the Oscars' red carpet and even indulging in the guyliner trend. The singer has also launched numerous collaborations with designers including Adidas, Moncler and Uniqlo.
But before Williams receives his CDFA award he had another fashion honour coming his way, the singer has also been announced as the latest inductee into the ‘Headwear Hall of Fame’, at a gala dinner in New York City on April 16th. Pharrell was chosen last year as ‘the Headwear Association’s’ "hat person of the year” thanks to his penchant for standout headwear.
This year's CDFA awards will take place on June 1st at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.