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Zendaya Makes History As The Youngest Recipient of the CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award

We already knew she was a fashion icon, but tonight, it’s official…

Zendaya has been honoured with the Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America – and she’s the youngest person to ever receive it!

The 25-year-old Dune and Euphoria actress – who FYI, is also the youngest person to receive a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama – joins the likes of Beyoncé, Iman, Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell who have all received the honour in the past.


And yes, of course, she absolutely nailed her red carpet look at the event (with the help of her clearly brilliant stylist Law Roach), wearing a two piece, vibrant red Vera Wang ensemble with Bulgari jewels.

Zendaya attends the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards at The Grill Room on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

“Zendaya’s journey to Fashion Icon superstar happened at supersonic speed,” the CFDA wrote on Instagram when announcing her as the recipient a few weeks ago.

“Time and again, she has proven that she is unafraid to take risks…With her creative counterpart, Zendaya has given fans and fashion followers worldwide a seemingly countless number of glamorous red carpet looks to remember. ”

And they’re not wrong:

Zendaya attends the “Dune” UK Special Screening at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Zendaya attends the red carpet of the movie “Dune” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Zendaya attends the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The Queen Gambit’s Anya Taylor-Joy was also honoured at the event with the CFDA’s first “Face of the Year” award.

(Feature Image Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Getty Images)

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