Rihanna Debuts Givenchy's Darkly Romantic Couture For 'Diamonds' World Tour

Rihanna Givenchy Costumes - P 2013

Rihanna Givenchy Costumes - P 2013

Designer Riccardo Tisci used his label's fall 2013 menswear collection as inspiration for the looks.

Rihanna opened her Diamonds World Tour last week in Buffalo, New York, wearing Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy couture creations. The costumes, which were seen in the show's first act, contained elements similar to those in Givenchy's fall 2013 menswear collection.  

She entered the stage wearing his black-ruffled, silk-embroidered collar accessorized with a pair of black-and-white leather thigh-high boots with lace detailing, and later continued her performance in a printed hooded parka with gold bullet motifs, ornate embroidery and Swarovski Elements. Underneath the parka, she wore a black-and-white leather bra with golden buckles and star embroidery and a pair of black silk and satin mini-shorts. Did we forget to mention the target on her back?

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The label describes Rihanna's costumes as a "symbol of female empowerment and urban haute couture elegance," while Tisci offers thoughts of his own. 

“Rihanna represents what young and amazing means today,” the designer explains. "She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence, energy and pure beauty. She is the face of her generation."