News Trimmings: CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is the governing body of the fashion industry, and has been since 1962. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global economy. The council hosts an annual award show in June to recognize the contributions and impact of the designers, creatives, legends and icons of the fashion industry; this year, Jennifer Lopez, will be celebrated with the Fashion Icon Award.

Why JLo?

The actress, singer, dancer and producer works hard to create her unique style. According to the CFDA, its board of directors will award Lopez for her longstanding and global impact on fashion. Lopez has worn many designers including Tom Ford, Zuhair Murad and Donatella Versace. She is a powerhouse of confidence. CFDA chairwoman and iconic designer Diane von Furstenberg said of JLo, “Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.”

JLo’s Most Memorable Moments

Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the 42nd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on February 23, 2000 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

Whether on the street or on the red carpet, Lopez has always made her mark. Does The Dress ring a bell? Think back to the Grammy Awards in 2000—the Versace tropical leaf print chiffon dress from the 2000s slit all the way up and down. That dress inspired Google Image Search. (Really!)

JLo’s Hair Through the Years

JLo’s award was for her style, both her wardrobe and her beauty. Lopez’s hair offers plenty of inspiration: volume, shine and color. Mood board fodder galore below.

Long straight hair

NEW YORK CITY, NY: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.

Curled (Volume)

HOLLYWOOD, CA: Actress Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 74th Annual Academy Awards March 24, 2002 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Up Do’s

LOS ANGELES, CA- Jennifer Lopez attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 03: Jennifer Lopez visits ‘The Morning Mash Up’ on SiriusXM Hits 1 Channel at the SiriusXM Studios on April 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Jennifer Lopez attends the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


HOLLYWOOD – MARCH 05: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez arrives to the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 25: Actress/Singer Jennifer Lopez attends the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Dark Color 

HOLLYWOOD- CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate’s “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on May 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Top Knot

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Jennifer Lopez attends the world premiere of “Second Act” at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on December 12, 2018 in New York City.

Short Hair 

LAS VEGAS, NV – Jennifer Lopez attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 03: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at NOMADIC LIVE! at The Armory on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DirecTV)

Lopez takes her place among incredible company with this award. Past recipients include Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Naomi Campbell. And she deserves it! With an upcomingwedding (to Alex Rodriguez) to plan and a tour to prepare for, we can only expect more iconic statements ahead.

Congrats JLo!