The 41-year-old will be honoured with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards, which will be held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York on 1 June 2015.
According to WWD, the Fashion Icon Award is presented to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on global pop culture. Pharrell joins past honorees including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Johnny Depp.
As co-founder of Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, Pharrell has spread his trendsetting style around the world. He has a partnership with adidas and can also be seen in Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel campaign.
“If cool was a person, it would be Pharrell, not just for his looks and sense of style but for his kindness and openness,” said Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA. “I cannot imagine anyone not seduced by him.”
Pharrell was humbled by the honor, tweeting, “Wow. Thank you!”