PHOTOS: Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and more at the CFDA fashion awards

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image wabc"><span>wabc</span></div><span class="caption-text">Jennifer Hudson arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 6, 2016, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)</span></div>
Stars showed off their best fashion on the CFDA Fashion Awards red carpet, but it was Beyonce's surprise appearance at the end of the show that had everyone talking.

The pop star, a surprise honoree, was given the Fashion Icon award at the annual ceremony held by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

"The image of a woman in charge has never looked more glamorous," said designer Diane von Furstenberg as she introduced the star.

Beyonce took to the stage in a sparkling pinstripe suit and wide-brimmed hat. She spoke about the history of fashion in her family, saying that her grandmother was a seamstress, and her mom and uncle made her first costumes for Destiny's Child.

"When we were starting out in Destiny's Child, high-end labels, they didn't really want to dress four black, country curvy girls," she said. "And we couldn't afford designer dresses and couture. My mother ... used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams."

Beyonce accepts The CDFA Fashion Icon Award onstage at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City.

The show also included a tribute to David Bowie from Tilda Swinton and a tribute to Prince from Jennifer Hudson. Other honorees included Marc Jacobs getting the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, Alessandro Michele of Gucci getting the International Award, and Norma Kamali getting the lifetime achievement award.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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