Gwen Stefani thanked her mum and grandmother for giving her their sense of style as she picked up the Fashion Icon honour at the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night.
The pop star revealed her matriarchs influenced her look and inspired her love of fashion as she hit the stage to collect her honour in Santa Monica, California.
“I always loved fashion, it was one of those instinctual things,” the 50-year-old said. “My mom would come home from school and my grandmother would have made her prom dress.”
Her designer pal Jeremy Scott was on hand to salute her at the awards show, insisting Gwen’s designs “always have a piece of her in them”, and adding, “She has never forgotten who she is or who we are.”
The former No Doubt frontwoman wowed in a blush Vera Wang gown with a huge black bow and walked the red carpet with boyfriend Blake Shelton, who was wearing jeans and brown boots.
She also discussed what it was like to have fans of No Doubt copying her style.
“I can remember being on the tour bus with No Doubt and looking out the window… and seeing myself and going, ‘Wait a minute, that girl’s copying me!” Gwen told E! News host Giuliana Rancic. “To have someone copy me was just bizarre – and it’s a great feeling, especially when you’re designing as well.”
Stefani, the brains behind fashion brands L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers, later revealed she would be handing her trophy to her 11-year-old son Zuma.