Rihanna made sure all eyes were on her as she arrived at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night wearing a crystal-embellished see-through gown, accessorized with a matching cap, gloves and pale pink fur stole. Shining bright like a diamond (sorry, couldn’t help it!!), the singer was there to be honoured as a style icon.
Designer Zac Posen was full of praise for Riri, calling her a fashion risk-taker, who skillfully melds red-carpet glamour with a rebellious streak. Rihanna’s choice for last night’s event pretty much epitomized Posen’s description!
“She takes risks and she marches to her own drum and she knows what she likes. She was a fashion world novice then (when they first met) but obviously she had looks and confidence and little-girl charm. All the ingredients were there for her to be a huge superstar: ambition, strength, and also vulnerability. Her occasional use of shock value has kept her current, and balances how classically beautiful she is.”
Rihanna also has a great appreciation for designers and Posen says that’s why designers all love to dress her.
(Images and source – Harpers Bazaar, Associated Press)