Beyonce steals show as surprise honoree at fashion awards

In a surprise appearance, Beyonce delighted a glittery fashion crowd Monday evening, showing up unannounced.

Published: 07th June 2016 09:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2016 09:54 AM   |  A+A-

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Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at TCF Stadium on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (File | AP)

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NEW YORK: In a surprise appearance, Beyonce delighted a glittery fashion crowd Monday evening, showing up unannounced to accept the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Icon award.

Usually, organizers announce the name of the Fashion Icon winner well in advance, but this year they kept it under wraps until the end of the ceremony, when designer Diane von Furstenberg took the stage to introduce the pop superstar, saying she was everything women aspire to be.

Beyonce, dressed in a glittering pinstriped pantsuit with a huge, black wide-brimmed hat, spoke of her seamstress mother, and how she had used her talent and creativity to give her young children their dreams.

She also praised fashion designers for being, in her words, fairy godmothers, magicians, sculptors — and sometimes therapists.

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