Zendaya to receive 2021 Fashion Icon award

She'll receive the award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

October 20, 2021, 12:07 PM

Zendaya will be adding another prestigious honor to her trophy case next month when the 2021 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards names her this year's fashion icon.

The CFDA announced on Tuesday that the "Dune" star's multiple iconic red carpet looks as well as her entrepreneurship within the industry inspired it to recognize her with the 2021 Fashion Icon award.

"@Zendaya's journey to Fashion Icon superstar happened at supersonic speed. Time and again, she has proven that she is unafraid to take risks - from betting on newer talents like Peter Do to working with established houses like Valentino and, as was the case at last night's London premiere of Dune, Rick Owens," the CFDA's said in a statement, adding that she has "given fans and fashion followers worldwide a seemingly countless number of glamourous red carpet looks to remember."

While highlighting some of its favorite outfits the Emmy winner rocked on the red carpet in a photo collage, the council also took note of her stylist, Law Roach, and saluted his efforts.

Zendaya's new award places her in good company, as she now joins fellow recipients Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell.

The CFDA announced another award recipient on Tuesday, honoring Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy with their newest honor, Face of the Year.

"Thanks to her bona fide acting chops, millions around the world are acquainted with Anya Taylor-Joy through The Queen's Gambit on Netflix. Her performance as Beth Harmon captivated the hearts of viewers around the world - including ours," the council raved. "Her on-screen presence is so powerful that she has transcended into the fashion and beauty realm."

The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held Nov. 10 at New York City's Seagram Building.

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