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Pharrell Williams of high hats and cool shoes picked as 2015 fashion icon of the year

(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)


(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK _ Pharrell Williams, fond of high hats and fabulous shoes, will be honoured as a fashion icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The singer, songwriter and record producer was singled out for the Fashion Icon Award, to be bestowed June 1 at Lincoln Center, as somebody whose individual style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international scale.

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

Last year’s recipient was Rihanna, who wore a see-through dress to collect her award. Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman are among past winners.

In addition to music, Pharrell co-founded the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear. He has a New York City boutique and has co-designed jewelry and eyeglasses for Louis Vuitton.

The Associated Press

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