“Holy crap” seems to be the general consensus in the Pret-a-Reporter newsroom regarding Rihanna’s CFDA outfit, a custom, sheer Adam Selman number made from 216,000 Swarovski crystals that — in true Rihanna fashion — leaves little to the imagination.
The performer is set to receive a fashion icon award at what is widely considered the “Oscars of fashion,” taking place Monday night at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Selman has been designing costumes for Rihanna since 2011 and debuted his own line at New York Fashion Week in September 2013. And his glittering, hand-made CFDA creation includes gloves and a head scarf that channel famed jazz age dancer Josephine Baker, who coincidentally would be celebrating her 98th birthday on Monday.
We’re betting that she’d approve of the look, too.