Pop star Rihanna will be officially recognised as a fashion Icon by The Council Of Fashion Designers of America.
The singer will be given the honour in June at the CFDA Awards which will take place in New York.
Rihanna made her debut into the fashion scene with a collaboration with River Island and has been chosen because her sartorial choices have had an influence on popular culture.
She can usually be seen gracing the front rows during the fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York.
Rihanna is known for her daring often controversial style which has seen her constantly in the media for her fashion choices.
Previous recipients of the award include Lady Gaga and super model Kate Moss.