“As long as I can remember, fashion has always been a part of my life,” shared Beyonce as she was honored with the Fashion Icon award.   Standing in front of a who’s whos crowd of designers, TV stars and other celebrities she spoke with great emotion and sincerity.  During her acceptance speech, Beyonce recounted how her grandmother had been a seamstress, and then passed that skill on to her mother.

“When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels, they didn’t really want to dress four black, country curvy girls,” she said. “And we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother … used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams.”

Today, Beyonce has taken those gifts and become an international icon in music, film, business and now fashion.

Congratulations  Beyonce!