The CFDA Awards is always one of the biggest nights on the fashion calendar, and last night's ceremony certainly didn't disappoint. The red carpet was awash with stars, but it was all about one lady: Rihanna. The singer wore a totally sheer Adam Selman dress with a slinky racer back covered in 216,000 Swarovski crystals. By sheer we mean SHEER, as her nipples were clearly visible through her dress. The Fashion Icon of the Year RiRi paired it with a Swarovski crystal headscarf and pale pink fur stole.
Rihanna in Adam Selman [Getty]
Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg said to Style.com: “It’s so naked. “I don’t know if it’s shocking—I’m with her all the time, so my shock gauge is off, but I told her that I thought she was ready for this dress a while ago, and that I wasn’t. I’m the prude, and I’m just catching up.” “We definitely wanted to make it a little bit scandalous,” Adam Selman said of the dress. “The dress is just fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed. But fashion is about beauty, and the [female] body is part of that.”
Mary Kate and Ashley [Getty]
Lupita Nyong'o wore an opinion-diving colourful striped top and trousers by Suno, while Blake Lively wore a gold beaded Michael Kors mini dress with Casadei nude heels and a satin headband. CFDA winners Mary Kate and Ashley wore layers of black (quelle surprise) by their own label The Row.
Blake Lively in Michael Kors [Getty]
? The Winners List ?
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award - Tom Ford
Founders Award - Bethann Hardison
Media Award - Allure creative director Paul Cavaco
Board of Directors’ Tribute Award - Ruth Finley - creator and editor of Fashion Calendar
International Award - Raf Simons, Dior womenswear designer
Fashion Icon Award - Rihanna
Womenswear Designer of the Year - Joseph Altuzarra (Altuzarra)
Marion Cotillard presents Raf Simons with his award [Getty]
Menswear Designer of the Year - Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow (Public School)
Accessory Designer of the Year - Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (The Row)
Swarovski Womenswear award - Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters (Creatures of the Wind)
Swarovski Menswear award - Tim Coppens
Swarovski Accessory award - Irene Neuwirth