Actress and recording artist, Vanessa Williams was given the 2011 Icon of Style Award by Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Vanessa is an ’85 alumna of Syracuse’s Department of Drama, and received the award at VPA’s New York City gala on Thursday, May 19, at JPMorgan Chase, One Chase Manhattan Plaza.

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Vanessa wore a white dress with fluted ruffles by Marchesa and studded platform sandals. What do  you think of Vanessa’s look?