Supermodel Joan Smalls Perfectly Channels Pharrell in 2015 CFDA Journal

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Joan Smalls as Pharrell for 2015 CFDA Journal photographed by Barnaby Roper

Joan Smalls as Pharrell for 2015 CFDA Journal photographed by Barnaby Roper

This year’s CFDA Fashion Icon, Pharrell Williams, may have been too busy to make the photo shoot for the event’s limited-edition journal, but the world’s #1 model Joan Smalls is a flawless stand-in!

The CFDA Fashion Awards journal features imagery and short profiles on the nominees and honorees.

Lensed by Barnaby Roper, the Puerto Rican beauty embodies the stylish honoree wearing signatures like the Adidas track jacket, a replica of the now legendary Vivienne Westwood hat, a pair of Stan Smiths embellished with Swarovski crystals, and a Billionaire Girls Club sweatshirt.

“Pharrell Williams has made a style statement ever since he came on the music scene,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb says in an exclusive statement. “His interest in fashion is no secret to anyone and we couldn’t think of a better person to honor with this award. Joan Smalls was able to perfectly embody Pharrell’s style for the Journal.”

Joan Smalls as Pharrell for 2015 CFDA Journal photographed by Barnaby Roper

Joan Smalls as Pharrell for 2015 CFDA Journal photographed by Barnaby Roper

Joan Smalls as Pharrell for 2015 CFDA Journal photographed by Barnaby Roper

Joan Smalls as Pharrell for 2015 CFDA Journal photographed by Barnaby Roper

“We wanted to do something unexpected that captured the essence of Pharrell’s iconic style—but meshed with the attitude of the fashion world,” adds project creative director, Trey Laird. “Joan was the perfect person to bring this idea to life.”

CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) honored Rihanna with the Fashion Icon award in 2014.

The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on Monday, June 1 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

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