Watch Beyoncé’s Acceptance Speech At The 2016 CFDA Awards

“When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high end labels didn’t want to dress for black, country, curvy girls.”


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Beyoncé attended the 2016 CFDA Awards tonight, rocking a sparkling pinstriped pantsuit, to accept her Fashion Icon Award. After Diane Von Furstenberg presented her the award, Beyoncé gave a powerful acceptance speech, discussing how sewing was passed down in her family as a necessity and how her mother's designs in the early Destiny's Child days were rejected by every major New York fashion house.

"My mother and my Uncle Johnny, God bless his soul, designed all of our first costumes and made each piece by hand...When I wore these clothes on stage I felt like Khaleesi," Beyoncé said of the group's earliest outfits. "I want to say thank you to every designer that works tirelessly to make people feel like they can write their own story."

Watch Beyoncé’s Acceptance Speech At The 2016 CFDA Awards