Zendaya Will Become the Youngest Recipient of the CFDA Fashion Icon Award

Zendaya is no stranger to wearing memorable looks on any red carpet. As a result, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced that she will receive the CFDA Fashion Icon Award this November — becoming the youngest recipient to ever receive this award.

CFDA editorial and communications director, Marc Karimzadeh, announced this in a press release on the council’s website. “Anyone following the red carpet goings-on – and, let’s be honest, don’t we all? – will agree that Zendaya has been its reigning monarch,” he writes. “Today, we’re thrilled to announce that she will be crowned the 2021 Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards on November 10 for her global impact on fashion.”

Karimzadeh referenced some of Zendaya’s looks such as the Beyoncé-inspired Versace dress that she wore at 2021 BET Awards and the Rick Owens dress she wore to the London premiere of her upcoming movie Dune. “Without exception, the Euphoria and Dune star makes a style statement as soon as she steps out of her car,” he adds.


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Zendaya’s stylist and longtime fashion collaborator Law Roach is given a nod in the statement as “the fashion gift that keeps on giving.”

Beyond her current red carpet looks, Karimzadeh notes that she’s been pushing for gender fluid clothing designs and more inclusive sizing options through her Daya by Zendaya fashion label launched in 2013. She’s also created alongside the household brand Tommy Hilfiger on the Tommy x Zendaya collection in 2019.

With such an impressive fashion resume at 25, she joins the likes of past CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipients including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell (to name a few). “We can’t wait to see Zendaya’s iconic look at the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards at THE POOL + THE GRILL on November 10,” Karimzadeh concludes.

You can read his full statement by clicking here.

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