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8 June 2016, 09:58
Bey was celebrated for her influence in fashion.
Beyonce delivered a heartfelt, inspirational acceptance speech after winning an award for being a fashion icon.
The ‘Formation’ singer, who was presented with her CFDA Fashion Icon Award, used the moment to reflect on her journey so far and to reveal fashion as a “tool for finding your own identity, expression and strength”.
“We have the opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection,” she said.
Watch the full speech below:
“Soul has no color, no shape, no form,” she continued.
“Just like all of your work, it goes far beyond what the eye can see. You have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower, and to show people how to embrace their complications, and see the flaws, and the true beauty and strength that’s inside all of us.”
Queen Bey was joined by her mother Tina Lawson, who looked on in tears from the audience. While Jay Z and her daughter Blue Ivy were also present.
Beyonce joins a long list of previous Fashion Icon Award winners, including Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and more.