Jennifer Lopez is this year's CFDA fashion icon

  • Style
  • Sunday, 21 Apr 2019

US singer and actress Jennifer Lopez arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

Jennifer Lopez is being honoured by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for her extremely stylish career.

The multitalented singer, actress and dancer has been announced as the recipient of this year's Fashion Icon award at the CFDA Fashion Awards. The ceremony, which honours the best of the US fashion industry every year, will take place in June 2019.

"Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power," said CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg. "Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements."

A statement on the CFDA Instagram page read: "Our 2019 Fashion Icon Jennifer Lopez showcases her unique style on the red carpet, on stage and in her everyday life. Whether it's her iconic Versace tropical leaf silk chiffon dress or this stunning mirror mosaic Tom Ford dress she wore to the Oscars, she is without a doubt a fashion force."

Lopez confirmed the news by telling her 91 million Instagram followers that she is "truly excited" to win the award, sharing a video clip of some of her memorable red carpet looks.

The news is the latest big coup for the superstar, who has had a busy 2019 so far in both her personal and professional life.

In addition to becoming engaged to her fiance Alex Rodriguez, she has launched an eyewear collection with the Australian brand Quay, and has been hard at work on the set of the upcoming film Hustlers, in which she will star alongside Cardi B and Constance Wu.

She is also preparing to kick off her "It's My Party: The Live Celebration" tour this summer.

Previous winners of the CFDA Fashion Icon award include Naomi Campbell, Beyonce Knowles, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. – AFP Relaxnews

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