Johnny Depp Will Not Attend CFDA Awards, Will Accept Icon Award Via Video

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At the 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End premiere at Disneyland, Johnny Depp added a vintage vest to his iconic look, complete with dangling pocket chains and double wrist wraps. How old are those scuffed boots? No matter. They're just starting to get comfortable.

The "Dark Shadows" actor was set to pick up the honor at the Council of Fashion Designers of America event in New York City Monday.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned from an unnamed source that, even after all the hoopla of his attendance, Johnny Depp will not be attending tonight's CFDA Awards in New York City -- the Oscars of fashion, as it's known. He's being honored with the Icon Award, but we hear he made a video instead. And John Waters will pick up the award for him. Waters, if you recall directed Depp in Cry Baby.

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Anyone who watched the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night could see Depp's reaction to getting MTV's "Generation Award" - instead of winded speaches, he came out and rock out with The Black Keys, and barely said anything at all, except to thank his presenters -- Steven Tyler and Joe Perry -- and the band. This is not a guy who's comfortable with awards, it seems.

He was dressed quite appropriately for the MTV Movie Awards: jeans, shirt, vest, jewelry and funky hat. Too bad we will deprived of the pleasure of finding out what Depp would wear to the CFDA Awards as a fashion icon.