It takes a special lady to wear head-to-toe leather, but Ri’s having quite the Style Moment ever since she won that CFDA and she’s making the most of it.
Rihanna at Hard Rock Cafe charity event in Paris, France in Azzedine Alaïa. Rihanna donated 23 dresses to the Hard Rock Cafe and the restaurant donated 200,000 euros to the “Clara Lionel Foundation.” Rihanna is wearing Azzedine Alaïa.
Love it when someone can switch up their look as seemingly effortlessly as she does, over and over again in the same week. She’s proving that she deserved that Fashion Icon award. To us, anyway. We’re impressed that she’s not resting on her laurels. Instead, she’s giving us all something to look at every time she steps out. This is the most “normal” look she’s sported all week, and it’s refreshingly low-key after the Khaleesi and Josephine Baker turns. It’s also just right for a place like the Hard Rock, showing a clear “dressing for the venue” skill.
Of course when we attribute all this to her, we have to acknowledge that she’s not making these decisions on her own and has a style team helping her out, if not dressing her outright. But we think she’s been strutting around in discussable fashion for so long now that at least some of her own thinking has got to be represented in the choices being made. In other words, after a while, some stars really do set themselves apart as having a true sense of style, independent of the consultants she pays to dress her. Cate Blanchett, for instance.
And with that, a hundred thousand Ri detractors just shrieked for our heads.
[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]