Pharrell Williams to be honored as 'fashion icon'

 Pharrell Williams has been chosen for the Fashion Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Pharrell Williams to be honored as 'fashion icon'

New York: Pharrell Williams has been chosen for the Fashion Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The 41-year-old 'Happy' star, who loves to don high hats and fabulous shoes, will be bestowed with the honor on 1st of June at Lincoln Center, for his individual style has made a significant impact on popular culture worldwide, the New York Post reported.

Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, in a statement that "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."

Rihanna had won the award last year, and had worn a see-through dress to the ceremony. Other past winners include Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman.

Pharrell also co-founded the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear, owns a New York City boutique and has even co-designed jewelry and eyeglasses for Louis Vuitton.

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