Pharrell Williams Named 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award Recipient

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Named 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award Recipient

The "Happy" singer also published his "7 Keys to Happiness" on Wattpad.

Published March 19, 2015

Pharrell Williams is set to join the ranks of Rihanna, Iman, Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp as he is set to be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards.

The coveted award is presented to an individual who has showcased a noticeably significant impact on popular culture on an international scale. Through these criteria, Williams seemed to be an obvious choice. In addition to his most recent statement hat, the "Happy" crooner co-founded the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear and has a long-standing partnership with Adidas.


"If cool was a person, it would be Pharrell, not just for his looks and sense of style but his kindness and openness," said Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA. "I cannot imagine anyone not seduced by him."

The ceremony, in collaboration with Swarovski, will be held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on June 1.

In other Pharrell news, the singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer is set to add literary scholar to his long list of titles as he has published his 7 Keys to Happiness on the Wattpad platform for the International Day of Happiness. In the work, he spreads his message about the importance of using happiness to promote world peace. 

"Everyone can find their own route to happiness, understanding and truth," Williams said. "I'm intrigued by the idea of participating in a conversation with people all over the world about what happiness means to them." always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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