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Beyoncé

Thousands of designers would gladly queue up to dress Queen Bey now, but she admitted that during her Destiny's Child days, many luxury brands didn't want to dress the band.

"Starting out in Destiny's Child, high-end labels didn't really want to dress four black country curvy girls, and we couldn't afford designer dresses and couture," the singer recalled as she accepted a fashion icon award at the 2016 CFDA Awards (via ABC News).

"My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams.

"My mother and my uncle, God rest his soul, made all of our first costumes, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail."

Beyoncé also reminded designers that they have "the power to change perception, to inspire and empower, and to show people how to embrace their complications, and see the flaws, and the true beauty and strength that's inside all of us."

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