Beyoncé graced the CFDA Awards last night, hopping onstage to accept the prize for Style Icon. Wearing a pinstriped, rhinestone Givenchy suit, and with her daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z looking on, she dedicated her award to her mom, Tina Knowles.
Starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t really want to dress four black country curvy girls, and we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams. My mother and my uncle, God rest his soul, made all of our first costumes, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail. When I wore these clothes, I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name.
Read Beyoncé's entire speech here, or watch it above, and then listen to our podcast about Lemonade, below: