Beyoncé is the Fashion Icon Award winner at 2016 CFDA Awards

Alessandro Michele, Marc Jacobs, David Bowie, and Brandon Maxwell were also among the list of winners

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 7 Jun 2016

2016 CFDA winners
Photo: Splashnews

Surprise! The CFDA's top secret Fashion Icon Award winner is none other than Beyoncé. The singer dedicated her win to her mother and grandmother.

"Thank you for showing me that having presence is about far more than the clothes you wear and your physical beauty," she said.

The awards, hosted by Joel McHale were held on Monday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where fashion designers, celebrities, and models made up the star-studded guest list.

Marc Jacobs was announced Womenswear Designer of the Year while Rachel Mansur and Foriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel (the accessory brand behind the cult bucket bags) were named Accessories Designer of the Year.

Meanwhile, Thom Browne won Menswear Designer of the Year, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele received the International Award, and the late David Bowie was posthumously awarded the Board of Director's Tribute, presented by Tilda Swinton.

See below for the full list of winners.

Fashion Icon Award

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Brandon Maxwell

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Paul Andrew

Menswear Designer of the Year
Thom Browne

Accessories Designer of the Year
Mansur Gavriel, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Norma Kamali

The Founder's Award in Honour of Eleanor Lambert
Donna Karan

International Award
Alessandro Michele, Gucci

The Board of Director's Special Tribute Award
David Bowie

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Imran Amed, editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion

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