Last night at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, Beyoncé did what she does best and dropped a surprise win for the Fashion Icon Award. The CFDA typically announces its award recipient ahead of time, but this year they did not — it wasn't until Diane von Furstenberg announced Beyoncé's name that anyone even knew she was in the running.
Bey accepted the award in a sparkly Givenchy suit and wide-brimmed hat and dedicated most of her acceptance speech to thanking her mother for her tireless support and making her feel like Khaleesi:
Starting out in Destiny's Child, high-end labels didn’t really want to dress four black country curvy girls, and we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams. My mother and my uncle, God rest his soul, made all of our first costumes, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail. When I wore these clothes, I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name.