What Rihanna, Beyoncè, and the Olsens Wore to Their First CFDA Awards

Gina Marinelli

Few will argue with the fact that one of the most iconic CFDA Awards moments in history was when Rihanna stepped on the 2014 red carpet in a glistening floor-length naked dress designed by Adam Selman. If the singer-turned-designer hadn’t already secured her place as a fashion icon, as her CFDA Award that night stated, she ultimately became one right at that moment. But do you remember the sweet, silky, prom-like navy gown Rihanna wore to the same event almost 10 years before? How about the avant-garde minidress that Victoria Beckham sported in 2008? Well, let us take you on a trip down memory lane.

In honor of tonight’s exciting event, we went searching for the earliest CFDA Award appearances from some of the most respected fashion personalities today. In other words, we tracked down what Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyoncè, and the Hadid sisters all opted to wear the first time they honored American fashion designers in a formal setting. We went more than 20 years back in the archives, and we know the results are bound to spark some '90s and '00s nostalgia.

Take a look at these major CFDA Awards red carpet firsts.

Shop for you own special formal occasion, and then stay tuned for Who What Wear's coverage of the CFDA Awards tonight!

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