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Janet Jackson Receives ICON of the Year Award at Harlem’s Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Event

Janet Jackson wore an eye-catching ensemble at Harlem’s Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Awards after party on Tuesday.

The That’s the Way Love Goes hitmaker, 56, paired a beige tiered tulle skirt with a black blazer and red and navy t-shirt for the event, which took place in New York City.

The sister of the late pop star Michael Jackson also received the ICON of the Year award from founder Brandice Daniel.

Head-turner: Janet Jackson wore an eye-catching ensemble to Harlem’s Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Awards Party on Tuesday

Janet accessorized her look with a variety of intriguing jewelry, including oversized silver teardrop earrings and chunky white bracelets.

She wore her black tresses partially braided and styled into a voluminous half-up bun that cascaded down her back.

The singer showcased her natural beauty with just a touch of makeup, wearing big lashes and nude lipstick.

Beauty: The That's the Way Love Goes hitmaker, 56, paired a beige tiered tulle skirt with a black blazer and red and navy t-shirt for the event, which took place in New York City

Beauty: The That’s the Way Love Goes hitmaker, 56, paired a beige tiered tulle skirt with a black blazer and red and navy t-shirt for the event, which took place in New York City

Intriguing: Janet accessorized her look with a variety of intriguing jewelry, including oversized silver teardrop earrings and chunky white bracelets.

Intriguing: Janet accessorized her look with a variety of intriguing jewelry, including oversized silver teardrop earrings and chunky white bracelets.

Janet met Brandice on the red carpet where the two women posed together.

The CEO showed off her toned legs in a metallic white mini dress which she paired with silver heels and matching earrings.

Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) officially opened New York Fashion Week on Tuesday in partnership with LVMH.

Cool gal: She wore her black tresses partially braided and styled into a voluminous half-up bun that cascaded down her back

Cool gal: She wore her black tresses partially braided and styled into a voluminous half-up bun that cascaded down her back

With the Founder: Janet met Brandice Daniel, CEO of Harlem's Fashion Row, on the red carpet where the two women posed together

With the Founder: Janet met Brandice Daniel, CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row, on the red carpet where the two women posed together

The theme for this year’s show was “Future’s Past” with a press release for the event promising a show that “will showcase the future of fashion fueled by the untold story of countless contributions, sacrifices and innovations in fashion who inspire HFR to explore groundbreaking collaborations and to elevate Black-owned brands.

“This special anniversary event will support further progress in diversity, equality and inclusion in the world of fashion.”

Brandice said of the event, “African Americans have a rich history in fashion, though much of their contributions have been buried or unrecognized in history. However, HFR wouldn’t exist without the work of black designers like Lois Alexander Lane, who established the Harlem Institute of Fashion and the Black Fashion Museum.

Icon: The sister of late pop star Michael Jackson also received the ICON of the Year award from founder Brandice at the event

Icon: The sister of late pop star Michael Jackson also received the ICON of the Year award from founder Brandice at the event

Speech: Jackson was seen giving a speech after receiving his award

Speech: Jackson was seen giving a speech after receiving his award

Start of New York Fashion Week: Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR) officially opened New York Fashion Week on Tuesday in partnership with LVMH

Start of New York Fashion Week: Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) officially opened New York Fashion Week on Tuesday in partnership with LVMH

“We also wouldn’t exist without the work of other sartorial pioneers like Ann Lowe, Elizabeth Keckley and Eunice Johnson. We move into the future by looking back to understand, honor and draw strength from our past.

In addition to Jackson receiving the Icon Award, HFR also presented a newly created award in honor of the late designer Virgil Abloh. The award will be presented by his wife, Shannon Abloh and presented to actress and producer Issa Rae.

“Honoring the memory and lasting impact of Virgil, the award celebrates like-minded individuals who embody the spirit, brilliance and vision of Virgil, through invaluable contributions to culture, community and innovation,” the press release reads.

In awe: The superstar glanced at his award in awe

In awe: The superstar glanced at his award in awe

Speaking to the crowd: Janet addressed the crowd who recorded every word on her cell phone

Speaking to the crowd: Janet addressed the crowd who recorded every word on her cell phone

Some of the other prizes of the evening included ‘Designer of the Year” which went to Sergio Hudson, “Editor of the Year” which went to Robin Givhan, and “Stylist of the Year” which went to Ade Samuel.

Harlem’s Fashion Row is an arts and entertainment organization that “engages audiences and aligns brand partners with emerging color makers in fashion,” according to their LinkedIn.

“HFR’s mission is to discover and showcase emerging talent of color through a platform of national events and custom cross-platform programs.”

Fashion: Harlem's Fashion Row is an arts and entertainment organization that

Fashion: Harlem’s Fashion Row is an arts and entertainment organization that “engages audiences and aligns brand partners with emerging color makers in fashion”