The singer took home the 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon Award in New York City on Monday night, and she accepted her award in a glittering black and silver-striped Givenchy pantsuit. The fierce fashionista finished off her look with a large-brimmed, black hat, peep-toe stilettos and a diamond choker.
During her speech, Queen Bey said that fashion has always been a big part of her life. "Its effect on me actually started before I was born. Many of you guys don't know this, but my grandmother was a seamstress," she told the audience. "My grandparents did not have enough money, they could not afford my mother's Catholic school tuition. So my grandmother sewed clothes for the priests and the nuns and made uniforms for the students in exchange for my mother's education. She then passed this gift onto my mother and taught her how to sew."
"I want to say thank you to every designer who works tirelessly to make people think they can write their own story," she continued. "Y'all are fairy godmothers, magicians, sculptors, and sometimes even our therapists. I encourage you to not forget this power you have or to take it lightly. We have the opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection. Soul has no color, no shape, no form. Just like all of your work, it goes far beyond what the eye can see. 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. Thank you so much for this incredible award, I'll never forget this night. God bless you all. Thank you."
The Grammy-winner may have been the star of the event, but it was her daughter, Blue Ivy, who really caught our eye.
The tiny tot looked adorable in a black mini with a feathered skirt, which she paired with a white blazer, matching bow and black flats. Bey's hubby, Jay-Z, also looked dapper last night, sporting a classic black tux.
Talk about a fashionable family!
Click through the gallery at the top to see all the stars on the red carpet, including Mary-Kate, Ashley and Elizabeth Olsen, Heidi Klum, Kirsten Dunst, Lauren Conrad and many more.