The Most Important Lesson Pharrell Taught Us About Style

June 08, 2015

“There would be no me, no A$AP, without Pharrell,” said Kanye West last night as he introduced the 42-year-old Pharrell Williams and presented him with the Fashion Icon award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). West is absolutely right. But that also wasn’t the only watershed moment of the night. Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air also took home the Swarovski Award for Menswear, which is ironic in the sense that HBA’s genre-bending clothes have pushed the envelope further and further past the heteronormative “comfort zone” for menswear.

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