Pharrell Williams follows Rihanna as America's Fashion Icon

Pharrell Williams follows Rihanna as America's Fashion Icon
Pharrell Williams performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Pharrell Williams will receive this year's Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The hatted one follows in the footsteps of Rihanna, last year's awardee, as well as previous icons Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Iman, among others. [Los Angeles Times]

Norwegian designer Peter Dundas, who presented his final collection for Emilio Pucci earlier this month, has been named creative director of Italian label Roberto Cavalli. [Business of Fashion]

Rihanna recently finished a short film for Dior's ongoing Secret Garden campaign, becoming the first black woman to star for Dior. "It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color," she says. [Los Angeles Times]

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were interviewed on CNN where they further defended comments attributed to them in an Italian magazine in which they said they believe in traditional families. Those comments, which opposed in vitro fertilization and same-sex parents, brought about a call from Elton John to boycott the fashion label Dolce & Gabbana. On CNN, the pair again said they were just expressing personal opinions and don't oppose gay adoptions. But, said Gabbana, "Boycott Dolce & Gabbana for what? They don't think like you? This is correct? This is not correct. We are in 2015. This is like medieval. It's not correct." [CNN]

Michelle Obama wore a bright, full-skirted dress from Kenzo's fall 2014 collection as she arrived in Japan on Tuesday. [WWD]

A baby onesie from Wry Baby has come under fire for the "wry" message written across the front of one style: "I hate my thighs." [People]

Proenze Schouler muses including Liv Tyler, Chloë Sevigny, Liya Kebede, Binx Walton, Fei Fei Sun, Laura Love and Olympia Scarry appear in a promotional video for the label's spring collection. [The Cut]