Jennifer Lopez’s Status As A Style Icon Is Confirmed By The CFDA

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Jennifer Lopez dressed in Maticevski | Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Ahead of the awards ceremony in June, CFDA have announced the recipient of the Fashion Icon award this year…

It’s official! Jennifer Lopez’s status as a style icon is being cemented, courtesy of the CFDA.

Over the years, the singer-turned-actress has become a total red carpet magnet – fronting some pretty daring sartorial choices at times. The 49-year-old has long remained sophisticated and radiant in neon tulle gowns, thigh-high leather boots, figure-hugging silhouettes and embellished-everything ensembles. Case in point: she pretty much tops the best-dressed list  at every Hollywood-led event including the Oscars or the Grammys.

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Jennifer Lopez dressed in Ralph & Russo | Photo by Amy Sussman/FilmMagic

So now, it makes sense that Jenny from the Block will be crowned as CFDA’s Style Icon at the upcoming CFDA Awards on June 3rd, 2019. In a statement, CFDA chairwoman, Diane von Furstenberg, said: “Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power. Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.”

However, to us, she’s long been a style icon in our eyes. While she’s had a number of memorable fashion moments during her, our top favourite are when she championed Middle Eastern designers.

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From left: Michael Cinco (in 2015), Elie Saab (in 2017), Nicholas Jebran (in 2017)

No stranger to regional labels, the artist most recently donned a midnight blue Zuhair Murad creation during the 2019 Vanity Fair party. Plus, Jennifer also opted for Dubai-based label, Amato Couture, for her new music video, Medicine.

Now, take a look at which celebrities wore these six Middle Eastern designers in 2019 so far.

  • Words by Meeran Mekkaoui
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