The Fashion Icon Award is a fitting honor for Jessica Simpson, whose billion-dollar namesake collection of shoes, apparel and accessories, launched more than 13 years ago.
The 25th annual Fashion Footwear Association of New York’s Shoes on Sale Gala, presented by QVC, recognized the mogul’s achievements and support in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
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Admittedly, Simpson felt “nervous” today being in the spotlight among her peers at the ceremony.
“I feel very blessed to be here and be in the presence of all these amazing people who do what I do,” she told FN on the pink carpet. “It’s very humbling to accept this award.”
In 2009 Simpson served as FFANY Shoes on Sale ambassador, a role that Katy Perry served this year.
Tina Simpson (L) and Jessica Simpson, Fashion Icon Award honoree.
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The fight against breast cancer resonates with Simpson because it hits close to home. “This is one of the most important causes, especially in my family — both of my grandmothers have had breast cancer,” Simpson, who was joined by her mother, Tina, explained. “I feel like everyone coming together in the industry is a powerful thing and it does make