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Why Jennifer Lopez is the CDFA ‘Fashion Icon’ of 2019

The 2019 CFDA Awards — a k a fashion’s equivalent to the Oscars — kicks off Monday night at the Brooklyn Museum. The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards is a celebration of all things fashion that, like any big budget award show, honors the designers who have made a significant impact throughout the past year. In addition to honoring the sartorial scions, the CFDA Awards also celebrates the pop culture icons that have made a significant fashion footprint over the past year. Native New Yorker Jennifer Lopez is walking away with 2019’s top prize — the Fashion Icon Award. Past recipients of the award include Rihanna (who accepted the award wearing the now infamous sheer Swarovski crystal dress), Beyonce, and Chanel ...