Rihanna accepts Fashion Awards honor from Janet Jackson

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Rihanna attends the Fashion Awards in London on Monday. Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI
Rihanna attends the Fashion Awards in London on Monday. Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Rihanna was honored by fellow singer Janet Jackson at the 2019 Fashion Awards in London.

Rihanna, 31, received the Urban Luxe Award for her fashion house Fenty at the awards show Monday.


Jackson, 53, presented Rihanna with the award, which honors a contemporary apparel brand that elevates the concept of casual.

"You're loved for your style, you're respected as an artist, entrepreneur and for the first black woman to start a brand with LVMH," Jackson told Rihanna.

Jackson shared a backstage photo with Rihanna Monday on Instagram.

"Congratulations #FashionAwards," she wrote.

Rihanna wore a pastel green ensemble from Fenty to the event. Her look consisted of a minidress with a matching sheer coat, stiletto pumps and diamond jewelry.

Rihanna partnered with LVMH, the world's largest luxury group, this year to relaunch Fenty as a luxury fashion house. Rihanna is the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH and the first woman of color to head an LVMH maison.

"big day for the culture," she said on Instagram at the time. "thank you Mr. [Bernard] Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH. This is proof that nothing is impossible. Glory be to God."

Rihanna showcases her life as a singer, performer, designer and entrepreneur in the new Phaidon book Rihanna, released in October. The "visual autobiography" features over 1,000 photos from Rihanna's life.

Moments from the Fashion Awards in London

Barbadian singer and fashion designer Rihanna. She was awarded the Urban Luxe award for her namesake brand, Fenty. She launched her Fenty beauty brand in 2013 and launched a luxury line under the same name this year. Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

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