Rihanna in Adam Selman at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Posted on June 03, 2014

What does one wear to pick up one’s Fashion Icon Award?

Nothing, of course. What could possibly be more fashionable than that?

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Girl, that’s not a dress. It’s body shimmer with a hem.

But y’know? She nailed it. This was not the time to go small or demure. And since she doesn’t have many shocking style options left to get people talking about her (having exhausted almost all of them), showing up mostly naked was a smart way to go. It’s the “Do Me” side of “Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me”  – and we couldn’t possibly get huffy over something like that. Girl is managing her image to perfection.

But okay. Let’s get a little critical. We don’t love the gloves, which look like stripper wear. We realize that’s probably a silly thing to complain about while her nipples are swaying in the breeze but we think the look would have been a little more chic (in a totally “my ass is hanging out the back” kind of way). We’re also not entirely on board with the panties. Don’t get us wrong; we’re THRILLED she wore them, but maybe trying to match them to her skin wasn’t the way to go. On the other hand, a pair of black or white panties probably would’ve looked worse. We’re stumped on this style conundrum, darlings. How does one camouflage one’s muff without ruining the line of one’s see-through dress?

 

 

[Photo Credit: MJ Photos/PRPhotos.com, Larry Busacca/Getty Images]

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