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Anya Taylor-Joy to be honoured with CFDA's Face of the Year prize

Anya Taylor-Joy to be honoured with CFDA's Face of the Year prize
/ Cover Media

Anya Taylor-Joy will receive the first-ever Face of the Year prize at the upcoming Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.

The Queen's Gambit actress has cemented her status as a style star in recent years, having dazzled in a vintage Bob Mackie dress at the Los Angeles premiere of Emma in February 2020, and wowed in a yellow satin Dior couture gown at the Emmy Awards in September.

Now, officials at the CFDA are going to honour Anya for her contribution to the fashion industry at the annual awards ceremony on 10 November.

"If you watched The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, chances are you either picked up the game of chess or were inspired to completely redo your wardrobe based on lead character Beth Harmon's chic looks. One thing is for sure: it's impossible to forget Anya Taylor-Joy's groundbreaking performance," a CFDA representative commented. "In the hit miniseries, Taylor-Joy has captivated audiences with her role's character growth and transformation on screen. So powerful has been her onscreen persona that she has since gone on to grace countless national and international magazines including ELLE, InStyle, L'Officiel, Tatler, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and W Magazine."

In addition, several other fashion stars will be honoured at the presentation.

Designer Dapper Dan will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, magazine editor Nina Garcia will be feted with the Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard, and Zendaya is to receive the Fashion Icon prize.


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