After posing naked for Lui magazine, nothing should surprise Rihanna fans anymore, unless thousands of dollars of crystals adorning a sheer dress at the Fashion awards counts. Taking fashion forward looks to a new level, the singer took a page from diva’s past, channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe and adding a bit of Vegas Show girl, she was seen strutting her stuff at the CFDA fashion awards. With over 20o,000 Swarovski crystals adorning this sparkly sheer dress, the only nod to modesty was her panties. Other than being nearly naked she looked magnificent in a matching headdress and a pink fur shawl. Honored by the Fashion Designers of America for her individuality, she made sure to take her style to the next level.
The young pop star exuded sexuality as she worked the red carpet, and who can blame her? She is young, fit and beautiful, and obviously marches to the beat of her own drum. She admittedly deserves to get the Fashion Icon of the Year Award, if only for her confidence and feeling comfortable in her own skin. Many women are not confident enough to do this, and many just don’t understand how this is considered fashion. This dress is however a dress, as opposed to the completely naked photos taken just a mere month ago, where there is no fabric between her breasts and the reader. This time there is no instagram photo’s being sent out, possible due to the last time they were pulled down, or maybe instagram is just getting faster and pulling these photo’s before they get out. Either way Rihanna is no stranger to public nudity, and like it or not, she is a fashion force to be reckoned with, however, it will be hard to top this look.
Whatever the general public’s opinion, Rihanna wowed them on the red carpet in a Adam Selman custom gown. Selman has been making costumes for the star since 2011, and this time they chose to leave virtually nothing to the imagination. Upon accepting the award she stated that fashion should be fun, not frustrating, and that she could compensate for weakness’s she may have through fashion. One of those weakness’s surely is not modesty, and women should be proud of their bodies, although it will be some time before we see this fashion trend catching on.
The Barbados born beauty stated in her acceptance speech that she did not have access to fashion growing up, but for as long as she can remember she used it as a defense. The singer goes on to say that you can tell a lot about a person by what they are wearing and what their style is. Using it as an outlet for self expression she admits that she is making some very loud statements at times. Rihanna goes on to say that fashion admittedly has rules, but rules were meant to be broken, and she just wants to have fun with it, and she does indeed, in this naked gown, and making no apologies.
by Kristi Cereska