During The Fashion Awards 2019, which took place in London at Royal Albert Hall, Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance to present Rihanna with the Urban Luxe honor for her brand Fenty.
The award was to given to Rihanna to commemorate her success in the pop star’s fashion ventures, as That Grape Juice reports.
Jackson took to Instagram to share a photo of herself alongside Rihanna from the event. “Congratulations #FashionAwards,” Jackson wrote in her caption.
According to the Fashion Awards website, the Urban Luxe Award is about “celebrating the innovation and influence of a brand that has redefined new luxe and brought fashion into the cultural conversation. The recipient of this award is perceived across the globe as elevating ‘casual’ to high end and directional fashion.”
Supermodel Naomi Campbell was also honored during the night with the Fashion Icon Award. She was awarded for ” her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropist work with charities and incredible efforts for a more diverse and equal future, especially in Africa.”
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