Rihanna at the Chanel Fall 2013 Couture Show

Posted on July 03, 2013



Rihanna attends the Chanel Fall 2013 couture show at the Grand Palais in Paris.


Between this look and Kristen Stewart’s, we suspect Uncle Karl had a direct hand in styling some of the front-row attendees of the show. This has that perfect Lagerfeld balance of cheeky, sexy and chic; much like Kristen’s look. And also like Kristen’s look, this is tipping its hat to the classic Chanel aesthetic while remaining somehow true to the unique woman wearing it. In other words, this is Chanel, filtered through Rihanna.



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  • MilaXX

    This is a look only RHi Rhi could wear. Like KStew, I like it on her & at this venue.

  • Ashley Alvarez

    Sorry BKs, I think it doesn’t matter how many pearls are around your neck, put on some pants. (Panties? Just something!!!)

    • Blair Sylvester

      I would think pearls with this really sell the “pearl necklace”because this is a post coital outfit if I’ve ever seen one. That cardigan is the Chanel answer to the post sex naked female sheet wrap that you always see in movies

      • “That cardigan is the Chanel answer to the post sex naked female sheet wrap that you always see in movies”


  • MilaXX

    Probably just a thong

  • Victor Beiramar Diniz

    coming close to a glorified bathrobe, a killer perfectly accessorized chanel-more-expensive-than-your-mortgage-payment-bathrobe, but still…

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yes, I was thinking that I wish I looked this good in my bathrobe.

  • Visible nipple piercings and the fear of a vag flash are turning me off.

    • Can’t say it’s not totally her!

      • Oh no, can’t say that. For her it’s damn near classy. It reminds me of a little girl playing dress up in her rich bitch mommy’s closet. But what should be provocative, is leaning a bit too much towards skank. A button would have made all the difference for me.

        • largishbearishAtlish

          I agree, if you get close can you smell the stale cigarettes and hair spray? Is this what the cheap hookers wear to visit the older clients for a lap dance? (and tell your clients to take off their rings so they don’t get tangled in the weave)

    • porcupie

      I agree; she is just wearing a cardigan. Just. A. Cardigan. Through which, as you said, you can see nipple piercings. How is this chic or sexy?!

      • marlie

        I saw this photo yesterday, and I couldn’t figure out why the sweater was lumpy around her boob. Now, I wish I didn’t know the answer to that.

      • DailyDose

        oh, I thought it was grandma’s bath robe.

    • LaurieRoz

      Times change. Back in the day, we remarked about people having VPL, but thongs solved that problem. Now we have VNP to complain about!

    • Emily

      I’m also turned off by the fact that she’s wearing a sweater that looks like it’s been on a hanger for about a century, slowly stretching out. Except for the properly placed pockets that is.

    • ItsDicey

      100% with you on this one. Ick.

  • Rhonda Shore

    me too! Still, very demure for RhiRhi.

  • hughman

    This is why you should always hand-wash your knits in Woolite.

    • d4divine

      Exactly…it’s too damn big!!! How is this considered chic?

    • Have I told you lately that I adore you?

    • ballerinawithagun

      Did it stretch???

  • Mrs. Julien

    And it couldn’t have been filtered through just one more button at either end?

    • mellbell

      My vote would be for at the bottom.

  • Little_Olive

    I was prepared to like it, but on second thought between the robe-ish cardigan and the toiletries kit bag, it looks like she ran out while getting ready. Needs something.

    • susan6

      It needs pants.

      • Emily

        And a crop. To at least above the knees.

  • Blair Sylvester

    This is frumpy, lumpy, and vulgar at the same time so cheers for that . I don’t think this reflects well on Chanel or riri. Also my grandmother would like her bathrobe returned (dry cleaned of course )

    • SugarSnap108

      YES. Frumpy and vulgar is a rare and difficult-to-execute combo. So there’s that.

    • CakesOnAPlane

      I kept waiting for the punchline of this post, but it never came. Where am I? I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I think i can see her RiRi and yet someone commented that they were distracted by her PURSE.

  • Courtenay P

    First I thought it was pants – then I realized it’s a verrrry long cardigan with only 2 buttons buttoned. I still can’t hate.

  • d4divine

    It looks a bit floppy sloppy….hooker post coitus.

  • Introspective

    she’s so cray she can make chanel look vulgar and at the same time communicate the classic timelessness of the brand.

    god bless you ri ri. never stop being you.

  • barbarienne

    One more button and we wouldn’t have that issue, and she would still look Rihanna-sexy. But we would have to see and compare.

    • marlie

      Yes. Because I’m far too distracted trying to figure out what’s showing, rather than admiring this awesome outfit.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    She is basically wearing a long unbuttoned shirt or cardigan (whichever this is). Just, no.

  • sekushinonyanko

    Nope. I gotta disagree with my uncles, here. This looks like a mess. My mother always told me you have to choose boobs or legs. You can’t have a neckline down to there with a hemline up to there. Slit to high, especially when cut that low. It looks like a mess. And I HATE the hair,

  • Glam Dixie

    That hair color is seriously unflattering to her skin tone and she appears to have forgotten her dress under that thing, but still, she looks like herself, which is to say, vulgar.

  • bertkeeter

    LOVE this look! It’s classic but modern, wearable and sexy!

  • shawna

    Um. Am I seeing the actual good china here ???

  • I just see a long duster jacket from 2001 and shoes that belong with a pantsuit. An awesome pantsuit, but still. And a lot of rumplage. (made up that word but I think it fits)

    • marlie

      Wow. I hadn’t thought about those duster jackets/sweaters in a LONG time.

      • Neither had I! But I remember when you couldn’t go out without seeing a majority of women in them. This mirrors the popular ones I remember, right down to the placement of the patch pockets. All it needs is what JCrew called a self-belt.

  • SusiePamudji

    I don’t care that we strategically can’t see body parts, she’s still basically naked. No.

    • MilaXX

      and this is different for Rhi Rhi , how?

  • jenuwefa

    Yeah I’m thinking one more button would have been a skosh classier.

  • TLJezebel

    Love the backdrop. Daddies are right. I’d like to see the runway version of this.

  • ailujailuj

    As opposed to K’s look… I like monochromatic (nails too) and the layered pearls and chains against the cream canvas – but from the neck up. Surely, that’s because I’m partial to Ally Sheedy circa St Elmo’s Fire.

  • Donna Tabor

    Clearly, she forgot to bring any clothes with her to Paris (or the airlines lost her luggage) and had to resort to faking it by just throwing on the cardigan.

  • amber.

    halfway through I was like what happened to her pants? then i realized she never had any on. it looks good from the waist up but I don’t know how I feel about almost seeing her vagina.

  • AnaRoW

    I didn’t even notice that at first. I was distracted by the tattoo that I at first thought was a bra.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      had the same reaction….oh, what kind of bra is….ewwww…ick… what other tats are we missing? ewww…

  • 3boysful

    Why is her body many shades lighter than her neck and face??

    • Tina Power

      Make up. Because you face and hands are exposed to the sun far more often than the rest of you they tend to be a couple shades darker.

      • 3boysful

        Except her body sees a lot more sun than most people’s! 😉

  • GorgeousThings

    It’s a bathrobe.

  • Henry Maler

    Werq. Love it.

  • CeeRich

    LOVE!!! Edgy, modern and yet classic Chanel.

  • bookish

    I love it when you two have a completely different reaction than the Fug Girls to the same outfit.

  • moppet

    …except for the askew lid on the purse. Can’t stop looking at it.

  • Sonja Brisson

    Must we see her underwear? It screwed up a lovely look. Again, I protest the stripper aesthetic that has pervaded fashion and women’s dressing sensibilities! The problem is that there is no longer irony in doing this stuff — too prevalent, and in its own disheartening way, too expected.

    • crash1212

      I think more of an issue here is that there isn’t any underwear to see. That up top is her tattoo and , unless she has some sort of body stocking on down below…no undies there either. Rather daring since there appeared to be a bit of a breeze!

  • zenobar

    Unholy butt-sprung cardi-duster hybrid.

  • SugarSnap108

    It’s an impressively stretched out cardigan. And I may or may not be looking at her private business. Can’t agree with you on this one.

  • Is it jut me or is her face two shades darker than the rest of her body? Is it makeup? Lighting?

  • One more button and I would probably agree with you.

  • cowper

    Rihanna in white is a surprisingly lovely combo. I would like to see her in an actual white Chanel suit or Dior “New Look” tailored suit. She can leave as many buttons unbuttoned as she likes, but let us have some actual clothing on the lower half of her body. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    I think you’re being kidnapped by some alien, or something. Lately you’re losing it!

  • susan6

    Going to have to disagree. JLo called, and she sounded pissed. Rihanna’s wearing the frumpy bathrobe version of JLo’s green Versace Grammys dress.

  • Paigealicious

    Weren’t you the guys who were upset about seeing nipples on Dita’s gown? Aside from the fact that I think it was actually the foam in her gown’s boob cup, I’d say the nipples on display here are worse.

  • Qitkat

    Oh, look how sweet and demure she looks. Oh, wait…

  • frannyprof

    Are her pubes showing?

  • marlie

    I wish just one more button on the bottom of her sweater was done. Just one.

    • Just one. If the words “please let those be flesh toned panties I am seeing” pass through my assessing brain, it’s not a good thing. Add the nipple issue and we’re back to vulgar.

      • marlie

        At least she’s wearing panties. I think. But I shouldn’t know that tidbit of information.

  • conniemd

    Can’t imagine why no one has mentioned her shoes 😉

  • kategs

    Boy, that is one hot mess there. Sorry TLo, totally disagree with your love.

  • ErmengardeGreen

    Outfit is teh fab, but she looks somehow like she hasn’t showered in a week.

  • Karen Dickerson

    OF COURSE RiRi would wear a cardigan and ONLY a cardigan. Gawd.

  • gsk241

    This is what Rihanna will look like after she dies and goes to Heaven…

  • Belvane

    Sorry, have to disagree. Kristen’s take on Chanel was sassy. This is just slutty.

  • GTrain

    Love it.

  • Anniebet

    Hair – hideous
    Face – totally monotone
    That “dress” – Yawn
    Cooch – unnecessary, but obviously intended to be the focus
    Accessories – nice
    Impression – classless, tasteless, & attention seeking
    TLo – seriously, you Love this?

  • twigg

    I’m going to assume she didn’t do a lot of walking at this event.

    • Shots of her walking show her having to hold it closed at the crotch. She looks about as goofy as the youthful fellows walking around with their pants around their thighs and having to hold them up while walking.

      • ailujailuj

        I would guess “pooter” tape has been integrated into the ensemble. Love the reference to the “underasspants”… Never never understood those trends… Until I heard – cant remember where- that trend started with the “cool” look of ill-fitting uniforms of prison inmates. Prison-chic. We are doomed.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Visually, it’s a lot – one sudden movement away from “too much” – to take in. But I like it.

  • Laylalola

    I didn’t realize Chanel was to high fashion what Candies are to high heels.

  • rougeort

    This is perfect for the client. Well done, Rihanna/stylists.

  • Virginie

    She’s so pretty, but these images make me feel so distressed. Is it a thing for celebs to show off their naked quims now?

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  • poggi

    One more button on the bottom and I’d have been on board.

  • appliquer

    Seriously? She looks like a street-walker to me.

  • Reality TV Casting

    uhhh any outfit with visible VAGINA is an automatic OUT!!!!!! geez louise, tlo, i expected better from you boys!!

  • PeaceBang

    Love the idea but the execution is a mess. The pearls should be de trop, not look like they were flung out of a blender and around her neck. Likewise the slit, which just looks unkempt rather than sssexy.

  • judybrowni

    Please tell me there’s underwear involved here.

    Please, please, for God’s sake, reassure me there’s underwear!

  • veleri

    I have to admit that: I like it. 🙁
    (but I hate the nails!)

    PS: How come that if I put on the same cardi, I immediately look like an old granma?

  • formerlyAnon

    Loved it when I thought it was a long sweater/top over a long skirt. Demoted to liked it when I saw it properly.

    The slit looks less sexy than it should, somehow, more like you threw on your sweater robe (!!) to get the mail and didn’t bother to button, than intentional display/tease.

  • LordZoe

    its exactly right – chanel via rihanna. what else would she wear, a tweed suit? high fashion is all about interpretation.

    • alyce1213

      Hmmm. A Chanel tweed suit, Rihanna-style? Yeah, I think that would be attention-getting and really interesting to see. I’d rather envision that than this, which to me shows no effort, very little thought (and yet, does not seem “effortless”).

  • LaSylphide

    Love that long sweater, but I’d like it a lot more over tailored trousers and a silk shirt (of course, tacky is sexy; chic isn’t). And those shoes look ridiculous. If you’re going to imply that you’re not wearing a stitch under the sweater, then wear barely-there sandals to keep the theme going; don’t wear shoes that look better with a tweed suit.

  • lobsterlen

    I am not so sure about this …
    I have a full length cashmere bathrobe. I could recreate this look by wearing my robe with several strings of pearls and heals for a night on the town. Of course I’d look like an escape mental patient.

  • understateddiva

    I like it if I squint – but there’s a trashiness to the outfit that overshadows the chic aspects.

  • snarkykitten

    MY FELLOW BITTER KITTENS! I have a strange, completely off-topic question. Who was it who said “as an actress, mother, and performer…”? and what is the actual quote? THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

    • alyce1213

      Wasn’t it J-Lo? Don’t know the entire quote.

  • She’s naked except for a cardigan. I am not OK with that.

    • Tatiana Luján

      And she purposedly left some buttons opened that could have avoided the flashing of the crotch. I just can’t with this.

  • GoldLion

    terrible, really. like, uggg, not at all, not even in the slightest. really, you guys? this is TERRIBLE.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Dear Lord, no. Is there some kind of very strange full body stocking under there? Even if there is, the fact that we need to wonder, um… no.

  • MaggieMae

    I like KStew’s outfit much, much better. I know this is put together to get tongues wagging, and so they shall. Call me a prude if you must, but I’m uncomfortable that the outfit pulls my eye to her crotch. “I hope that’s not the fine china”.

  • jmorino08

    Um… You guys realize she’s wearing a gigantic, caftan-like cardigan (caftigan?), some jewelry and NOTHING else right? I don’t consider myself a prude, but how is that fashion? I’m not even snarking. I honestly don’t get it.

  • Sagecreek

    Sorry, gals with tats, but if you want to do high fashion, probably best not to get one right there on your, um, sternum.

  • crash1212

    I love the jewelry. That is all.

  • Trisha26

    If she didn’t look so slutty I’d say she looks like a young girl playing dress-up in mommy’s clothes and jewelry. What’s to like here?

  • Elena Sophoula

    i still love that tattoo. but, i do wonder what the outfit would have looked like if she weren’t cinching it at the waist with her hand. i could see that not draping quite as well if she’s just standing up straight. overall though, fantastic execution of a look that’s pretty hard to pull off gracefully. the shoes were a perfect choice!

  • kittenwithaquip

    “In other words, this is Chanel, filtered through Rihanna.”
    In other words, this is Chanel, without panties. Or a bra.