The first-ever virtual FN Achievement Awards show has come and gone, and it was filled with memorable moments on Tuesday night. Rihanna made an appearance to accept her second FNAA trophy — this time for Collaborator of the Year alongside Amina Muaddi and Jahleel Weaver. Then, designer Christian Louboutin introduced Cardi B as FN’s Style Influencer of the Year in a full circle moment. Plus, industry heavyweights such as New Balance, Crocs and Timberland won big.
While this year’s event has certainly been unforgettable, the FNAAs has as storied history of providing momentous moments — it is the Shoe Oscars, after all. Keep reading for FN’s breakdown of the Top 10 Moments Through the Years and watch it all unfold here.
10 Tom Ford received Designer of the Year in 1995.
The designer was the creative director at Gucci at the time.
9 Christie Brinkley and her daughters prove that beauty has no age in 2018.
Brinkely and daughters Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Alexa Ray Joel received FN’s first multigenerational award for Style Influencer of the Year.
8 Paris & Nicky Hilton take us back to the aughts in 2019.
The stylish sisters made an appearance to present Amina Muaddi with an award. The two walked the red carpet hand in hand.
7 J Balvin proved his style to be as bold as his music in 2019.
The singer wore a Dior ensemble and was more than humble while accepting the Style Influencer of the Year award.
6 Tabitha Simmon and Hailey Baldwin are friendship goals.
After Tabitha Simmons presented Hailey Baldwin with the Style Influencer Award in 2017, the duo shared a sweet moment, which saw Baldwin kiss Simmons’ baby bump. The photo went viral.
5 A spirited Cuba Gooding Jr. surprised Icon winner Iris Apfel.
After taking the stage with a unfiltered speech, the actor came down and gave a kiss on the hand of Iris Apfel in 2016.
4 Blake Lively brings the audience to tears.
The actress gave an emotional speech about her friend and Person of the Year winner Christian Louboutin in 2010.
3 “Sex and the City” fans rejoice at the 2014 FNAAs.
Sarah Jessica Parker won Launch of the Year for her SJP Collection shoe line.
2 Kanye West gave his infamous 20-minute long speech when accepting Shoe of the Year in 2015.
Kanye West took home the trophy for his Adidas Yeezy Boost sneaker and spoke on a range of topics from Taylor Swift to creativity.
1 Rihanna wowed in 2016 to accept the Shoe of the Year trophy.
Rihanna was the night’s headliner as she won the Shoe of the Year award for her Fenty Puma Creeper.