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Watch Beyonce's Powerful And Heartfelt CFDA Awards Speech

Beyonce wins the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Awards.

Beyonce showed up and showed out at the CFDA Awards Monday night (June 6).

Jay Z appeared later with his date for the night, Blue Ivy, to support Bey. The daddy-daughter duo arrived at the venue matching in black and white, as Blue Ivy waved to the paparazzi. Beyonce's mom, Mrs. Tina Lawson, was also in attendance at the awards.

The “Formation” singer sparkled on stage as she accepted her CFDA Fashion Icon Award in a glittery black Givenchy pants suit with matching black pumps from iconic designer Diane von Furstenberg.

Queen Bey grew emotional as she walked down memory lane, reminiscing on her many experiences and encounters within the fashion industry.

She recalls fashion always being a part of her life, starting with her grandmother being a seamstress, and passing her amazing talents down to her mother, Tina Lawson. “When we were starting out with Destiny's Child, high-end labels, they didn't really want to dress four black, country, curvy girls, and we couldn't afford designer dresses or couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York,” she revealed.

Destiny’s Child was shooting a MTV "Spring Break" show in Jamaica and en route their luggage was lost. Mama Tina ran out to a local flea market and picked up men’s camouflage pants and shirts, cutting them up into skirts and shirts for the girls. They fell in love with their outfits and received compliments from others, which made her switch over to styling the girls, along with the help of Beyonce’s uncle, Johnny.

That’s right, all of the ladies matching stage pieces and costumes were hand crafted by Mama Tina. She curated each piece uniquely for the singers to accentuate their best features.

“The girls were really easy and they each had things they liked to show. Kelly had great arms and a great midriff," Lawson said. "Beyoncé had great legs so we would show her legs. Michelle didn’t like her legs so we always had her in pants. I just tried to do what they wanted and what they liked.”

Beyonce concluded her amazing speech by thanking everyone that contributes to the art of fashion.

“Fashion is a tool for finding your own identity, expression and strength. Y'all are fairy godmothers, and magicians, and sculptors, sometimes even our therapists. I encourage you to not forget this power that you have, or take it lightly," she said. "We have an opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or a magazine cover and see her own reflection. The soul has no color, no shape, no form. Just like all of your work, it goes so far beyond what the eyes can see. And you have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower. And to show people how to embrace their complications and see the flaws and the true beauty and strength that's inside all of us..."

Watch the speech below.

 

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