Jessica Simpson Receives 2023 FNAA Icon Award in Sheer Crystal-Embellished Fjolla Nila Dress

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Glamour, glitter, and a touch of Texas charm took center stage as Jessica Simpson strutted at the 2023 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York City on Wednesday, November 29.

She was not just attending the event; the 43-year-old singer and fashion mogul was there to receive the prestigious Icon Award for her incredible contribution to the fashion world.

The red carpet was ablaze with Jessica’s radiant presence as she arrived at Cipriani South Street in a sheer crystal-embellished Fjolla Nila Sancy dress.

Jessica Simpson wearing a sheer crystal-embellished Fjolla Nila Sancy dress at the 2023 Footwear News Achievement AwardsJessica Simpson wearing a sheer crystal-embellished Fjolla Nila Sancy dress at the 2023 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York City on November 29, 2023 (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)

This dazzling floor-length gown, bedecked in glitz and elegance, featured a high neckline and a transparent bodice that accentuated her curves.

Adorned with dazzling crystals from head to toe, her sleeveless outfit left little to the imagination and was sheer enough to reveal her elegant nude lingerie.

The mother of three paired the gown with metallic gold Jessica Simpson Collection platform heels to complete the ensemble, adding glam to her look. She showed off her feet in custom silver Aamina platforms. Other colors are available at Macy’s and Zappos.

Jessica Simpson showing off her Jessica Simpson Collection metallic gold platform heelsJessica Simpson showing off her Jessica Simpson Collection metallic gold platform heels (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)

Adding more sparkle to her appearance, Jessica adorned herself with diamond drop earrings and several large, sparkling rings that complemented her silver-manicured nails.

She opted for timeless smoky eye makeup, a subtle blush, and a nude lip gloss to perfect her sophisticated look. Her trademark long blonde hair, styled with a middle part, cascaded down in loose waves, creating an elegant and glamorous effect.

Before her red carpet appearance, the “Open Book” author initially flaunted a see-through feathery white cropped jacket, a bold fashion choice she later shed for the photo session.

Jessica Simpson wearing a see-through feathery white cropped jacket before heading to the red carpet for a photo sessionJessica Simpson wearing a see-through feathery white cropped jacket before heading to the red carpet for a photo session (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)

Stepping onto the red carpet alongside Jessica was her mother, Tina Simpson, who holds the title of president at her daughter’s eponymous fashion brand.

The 63-year-old chose a striking ensemble for the event, opting for an all-black sequin jumpsuit that exuded glamour. Adding a Western flair, she cinched her waist with a standout belt and completed the look with a chic blazer.

Jessica Simpson with mom Tina Simpson in an all-black sequin jumpsuit with a statement belt and a chic blazerJessica Simpson with mom Tina Simpson in an all-black sequin jumpsuit with a statement belt and a chic blazer (Credit: Media Punch / INSTARimages)

Jessica Simpson’s Icon Award: A Timeless Triumph in Fashion

But it wasn’t just about fashion. Jessica Simpson’s Icon Award was a testament to her incredible success story in the fashion industry.

The achievement was delightful as she regained complete control of her billion-dollar company in 2021 following the bankruptcy of her business partner, Sequential Brands Group.

Jessica Simpson was honored with the Icon Award at the 2023 Footwear News Achievement Awards for her contributions to the fashion industryJessica Simpson was honored with the Icon Award at the 2023 Footwear News Achievement Awards for her contributions to the fashion industry (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)

Speaking about this triumph, Jessica told Footwear News in an exclusive interview in November, “The most rewarding thing is knowing everything we do is now for us and our team. We’re doing everything. We’re making every investment and putting forth all effort, every sacrifice. It’s for the brand.”

In the same interview, she reflected on what being an icon means: “An icon is someone who is not afraid to take risks. And often, their choices don’t make sense in the immediate, but they’re part of an enlightened understanding of the big picture. It’s someone who transcends a particular time or place and defines a moment.”

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