Rihanna at the Chanel Fall 2014 Fashion Show

Posted on March 05, 2014

There isn’t a thing about this look we don’t adore, head to toe. And Ri clearly feels the same way about it.



Rihanna attends the Chanel Fall 2014 fashion show in Paris, France.

Chanel Spring 2014 Couture Collection

The fanny pack, the giant pearls, the little kicks – it’s all adorable. Love the color and shape of the suit, too. It all feels very Chanel but very fresh and modern at the same time. The kind of Chanel that Rihanna should be wearing.




[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, IMAXtree]

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  • SayWhaaatNow

    I never thought I’d see a Chanel fanny pack in real life, let alone on the red carpet!

    • kategs

      And for me that I sorta kinda like it!

    • ampg

      I can’t believe she’s pulling it off, but she totally is.

  • RussellH88

    I love this.

    I love this so hard.

    • zenobar

      I do too. It feels like Spring 1983, in a most excellent way.

      • barbarienne

        I was thinking more like Spring 2083! Definitely some nods to Jetsons-esque futuristic fashion. The way the midriff and the top go together is very robot-girl (in a good way). She’s working that with the swayback pose. Girl knows how the sell the clothes, for sure.

        • zenobar

          Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century!

          • Danielle

            Zeetus Lapeetus!

  • That hair! She is one of the few celebrities who can model like she’s torn between two careers.

  • @Biting Panda

    Are she and Katy Perry time sharing that wig?

    This is cute. OTT, but expected and acceptable.

  • zenobar


    • @Biting Panda

      Knee pads are for amateurs.

      • Amen, sister.

      • zenobar

        As, of course, are panties…

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Those are “Chanel for dummies”.

    • Danielle

      I’ll take the kneepads. Something to cushion while I bow down in respect.

  • Noah

    Sorry, uncles. I draw the line at fanny packs. Everything else is marvelous, though.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      I’m not feeling the fanny pack, but everything else is fabulous.

    • “Chanel fanny pack” falls into the category of “things that sometimes offend me about fashion.”

      • demidaemon

        I wonder what else makes that list. I know “overabundance of sheer” is one of them for me.

        • Danielle

          Silly putty shoes, constricted babyheads, and shitty illusion netting.

        • kimmeister

          Open-toed boots.

          • Clash D

            Ugh. Can’t even.

      • Alloy Jane

        There’s a movie from the 80s where they show a commercial or something for designer do rags. It’s a reference to gang culture and the Crips/Bloods rivalry. I feel like I’m seeing that bit of mockery actualized here with the fanny pack.

  • Anna

    This is the hair that I try to achieve every morning, absolutely love everything about this. Sunglasses are TO. DIE.

    I don’t even hate the fanny pack, she’s somehow making it work.

    • Evan

      Only Rih could make a fanny pack look cool.

      • Anna

        I know, right? Speaking of cool…just saw the selfie Lupita took with Rihanna at Miu Miu. Fabulous overload!

        • Evan

          OMG Really?! Googling right now

          • Anna

            Yes, you MUST. Her twitter has made my life all day. My other favourite selfie was with Lea Seydoux. Plus: Lupita front row/fashion show steeze.

          • Evan

            I’d love to Lupita and Rihanna in a shoot together, whether it be for a magazine or campaign. It would be fabulosity overload.

          • Anna

            As Lainey from laineygossip said, “I would watch a video of them eating popcorn while watching old Whitney Houston videos.”

            WORD. To the power of infinity.

  • BayTampaBay

    TLO, do you REALLY REALLY like those MATCHY-MATCHY shoes?

    • Evan

      That’s the only thing about the look that I don’t like. I think she’s even impossibly making the fanny pack work. The sneakers push it into “waitress at the diner” category, although a fabulous waitress at that.

      • marlie

        The shoes are the only thing I’d get rid of if I were styling her, but all things considered, she’s still making them work.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I love that first picture! Looks like a shampoo commercial. Girl is feeling it and she should! I never thought I’d say this, but I kinda like that fanny pack. Damn you Ri!

    • Frank_821

      I thought of those old VO5 commercials as well

  • Missy

    I’m not so sure I can get behind the fanny pack. It needed some sort of belted element there, but fanny pack is WAAAAAY too “Minnesota Mom at the State Fair”–Chanel or no. Glad she skipped the roller-blading knee and elbow pads that also graced Chanel from their place in the 90s.

    Otherwise the look is fab. I don’t even mind the matchy shoes.

  • tereliz


  • In_Stitches

    I wish she’d put the bracelet on her other wrist; it’s fighting with her tattoo. Other than that, it’s a pretty darn great look.

    • @Biting Panda

      It’s killing me a little.

  • charlotte

    It’s the Kristen Stewart space skater collection, but it somehow works here. Although I still kinda hate it.

  • ojosazules

    I never wanted a fanny pack until now. I want it now. She can keep the shoes. She looks fucking adorable. Those pearls are so cool.

  • Evan

    If her career ever goes south (which I doubt it will, at least for a very long time), she could always fall back on modeling. I would LOVE to see her on the runway sometime.

  • KinoEye

    LOVE. That first shot with the swingy hair is everything.

    • Evan

      Isn’t it amazing how photogenic she is? Most people would probably look ridiculous doing that.

  • Alyssa

    This is the perfect look for her. Love it. I’ll take the bracelet and sunglasses!

  • MilaXX

    Rhianna is the the only one who could make a fanny pack and sneakers work like this.

    • decormaven

      Agreed! She is BRINGING IT in these shots.

  • SugarSnap108

    She made me love a fanny pack. A fanny pack.

  • Michele

    I love everything BUT the fanny pack. Nope, just can’t go there. Ever.

  • jw_ny

    I wish fanny packs were cooler. I’ve never worn one, nor do I intend to, but dang I’ve got a lot of stuff to carry! XD

    • Sarah

      The answer to this problem: hip belts with pockets. If you look ’em up, they come in MANY styles and are much cooler looking than “fanny packs.”

      • Nancer

        I must google this immediately….

    • Jessica Freeman

      I had a neon green one and rocked that shizz like it was nobody’s biz.

      In some ways it does suck they were a trend…many times at Disney and other similar places a fanny pack would have made my life so much easier.

      • jw_ny

        I hear ya…I was at Darien Lake 6 Flags on a loop da loop type roller coaster. Spent the entire ride (and others) clutching my pockets in fear that the force would cause the velcro to give way and my keys, phone, wallet, etc., would all go flying…

    • alyce1213

      In the ’90s, I wore a soft black leather one to free my hands for child rearing– running around playgrounds and such. I saw it tucked away in my closet the other day and said “hello.” Good times.

  • thecitysleeps

    This looks cute on her. She looks adorable. I have to say the sneakers make the look.

  • Danielle

    I’ve never wanted a fanny pack so much in my LIFE

  • Jessica Freeman

    Surprisingly love this. But this waist line situation he created is seriously crazy looking. There are pics of Keira Knightly wearing one and her waist looks as big as my wrist.

    • alyce1213

      Oh, that was the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen. It looked badly photoshopped and it was a ‘live’ photo. I was alarmed, actually. Looks like a bobble head. Very disconcerting.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I gasped. I know she’s a wee thing, but really. It was alarming.

        • alyce1213

          And exaggerated further by the white top/skirt and black waistband.

  • Cheryl

    I thought the fanny pack and runners, were ridiculous until I saw the knee pads and elbow guards on the model and all of sudden it looked like Rihanna was showing restraint. I’m not sure whether I love the jumbo pearl bracelet or hate it. I’m leaning to love.

  • kmk05

    She pulls it off, but I have an aversion to this shape at the waist. The colour is gorgeous on her, though, and the hair and makeup is stunning. Those sunglasses deserve a special mention of awesome.

  • Kayceed

    This cracks me up. Where does one wear this? I imagine her in Paris, in the stands at Wimbledon, with a (how gauche) big ole’ Coke in one hand and popcorn in the other, rocking her Chanel sportswear with color-coordinated fanny pack and sneaks.

  • kcaza

    She’s cosplaying as Ja’mie Private School Girl.

    That’s totally a compliment, incidentally.

    • Lilyana_F

      Lol! I love you for this reference! Totally Ja’mie!

  • Eliza Leoni

    THIS IS AMAZING AND INCREDIBLE AND ALL I HAVE ARE CAPS AND SUPERLATIVES! The only thing missing in this picture is RuPaul standing beside her like a proud papa.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    A Chanel fanny pack? Coco must be whirling in her grave.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Oh the runway show I thought…this is so not Coco’s vision.

  • AC Simons

    Jennifer Lawrence should see if she can switch allegiance to Chanel. This is very cute and youthful.

  • Gatto Nero

    Girl just knows exactly what to do.

  • snarkykitten

    Ding dong, Avon calling!

  • KT

    Oh my god I fucking love this. Cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time, and I can’t remember ever having such positive feelings about a fanny pack. This is surprisingly really flattering, as well, though of course very few other people could pull it all off. How is this not a WERQ??

    • KT

      I have re-clicked on this post three times now, this outfit is THAT adorable. I can’t handle it. I’m going to go look at it again, see ya later

  • KayEmWhy

    It works for her and her only. Those bracelets are to die for.

  • Town

    She looks adorable!

  • Tatiana Luján

    Coco Chanel was all about comfort. I think she would like the sneakers.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Ri is cute as a button here…not a phrase I usually use for her. And j’adore the sneakers…would that I could afford them.

  • Kate4queen

    She looks awesome.

  • B_C_J

    I love the silhouette & the color is terrific. I despise the giant pearl bracelet but I really dislike the shoes in the matching fabric. They are a big no-no.

  • Kelly

    Okay, I don’t adore the arm thing or the waist pack. And I certainly don’t adore guns-as-ornament; in fact, I find that offensive, no matter how (potentially) ironically meant. But I do love the rest (and the fact that she left off the elbow and knee pads. Although when you think about it, Chanel roller derby gear has possibilities. . . )

  • stubbornthoughts

    WERQ. This is how to properly deploy a crop top. And I can’t believe I just complimented a crop top.

  • marlie

    ONLY Rihanna. I’m pretty sure I’d say that the outfit needed to be set on fire if any other ladystar was wearing it.

  • demidaemon

    She is showing up the model in spades. You go, RiRi!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    You WERQ that cute, girly chic, Ri! Love it.

  • frannyprof

    I should hate this, but I can’t. She’s having too much fun with it!

  • quiltrx

    I can live without the cooch pouch (as my whole family has always called fanny packs, for where you really wear them)…but overall cute look. For professionals only, though! Mere mortals would look completely stupid.

  • OhSheila

    Gosh she’s cute. She does so much more for clothes than half these models.

  • Janet B

    If only I could rock a fanny pack as well as Rihanna….I would use one just as fab as that for hiking with the dog.

  • Julie Chase

    Holy crap-I actually love this. Except for the fanny pack, that is just insane.

    LOVE the bracelet.

  • Liz

    Wait, she’s covered up? Love it though.

  • mich

    i saw keira knightly in a black and white version of this (solid white with black trim), and it looked very elegant (as opposed to how sporty this looks). it was interesting to see the same design employed so differently.

  • If she were anywhere but the Chanel show, I’d have notes. As it is, carry on!

  • butterflysunita

    I actually hate the outfit. I think it looks silly on the model. But on Rihanna it looks fabulous. How does she do it?

  • BE ME moment if there ever was one

  • Clearly, I have been underestimating Miss R. She’s making a fanny pack and matching sneakers sing. My mouth, it is shut.

  • Trickytrisha

    Dammit, she’s making it very hard to keep disliking her.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Can we do a “Rihanna’s Favorite Things” tv special where she yells, “And YOU get a Chanel fanny pack! And YOU get a Chanel fanny pack!”?

    I would totally go.

  • Lilithcat

    Coco is rolling in her grave.

  • Lesley

    everything about this is perfection, i’m a huge fan of pastels and this is so flattering making her already tiny waist look even tinier and when is that ever not a good thing?

  • susan6

    WERQ. How is it possible to make a fanny pack look good? Rihanna has figured it out.

  • Stares_At_Goats

    I. LOVE. THIS. Is 54 too old to wear it? (Thinking of me.)

  • Big Bear

    This needs to happen everywhere! Adorable but funky.

  • parfumpoise

    She has been killing it at every show. Rihanna needs to dress like Rihanna during Fashion week(s) all year round!

  • lalahartma

    Just say no to fanny packs. She might be the only one who can wear this.

  • deech_sea

    She looks better than the model…again.

  • vitaminC

    As Chanel herself always said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove your kneepads.”

    • alyce1213

      Love that.

  • elemspbee

    Love it all. She looks so adorable. They should make a doll of her with this outfit!

  • alyce1213

    Ultrachic. Glad she ditched the kneepads. This dress really stands up IRL (without matching fannypack and sneakers styling) — it is to die for.
    Coco would approve.

  • The shape looks amazing on her! I desperately need that bracelet. would anyone like to buy a kidney?

  • nannypoo

    I need to get one of these optical illusion outfits. She and Kiera Knightley both look fabulous but they are already both thin. I am hoping it works for the rest of us.

    • alyce1213

      I agree Rihanna looks fabulous, but the photographs of Keira Knightley were frightening.

  • EmilyMullasWilson

    But the pearls are like some kind of weird arm growth–shimmery white tumors or something.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Very chic, and cute, even the fanny pack.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Lose the fanny pack and I’d like it.

  • Chartreusite

    She looks ultra-modern and lovely. Not totally within what we normally expect from her style but absolutely gorgeous and perfect for her.

  • Ginmaru

    I’m sorry, I think she looks like a lampshade after a drunk Oscar night party. But I like the sneakers.

  • FridaStaire

    Those sunnies!

  • MarissaLG

    “That bracelet is MAJ” – Rachel Zoe, I assume.

  • Slimrite916

    I can’t help it, I hate this.

  • RescueMe23

    LOVE IT!

  • vidacelina

    chanel goes normcore i guess

  • Tracy_Flick

    She looks 100x sexier here than she usually does with her nipples on display. Love it.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Wow, surprisingly cute.