Miss Ri did not deign to submit herself to red carpet judgment, prefering to unveil each of her looks onstage, where they rightly belong.
Rihanna in Alexandre Vauthier
All we can think is how much noise she must make when she walks. Like a puppy thrown into a pile of squeak toys, we imagine. It’s definitely a dramatic look and we suppose if you took it as stagewear, it works, so long as whatever you plan on doing onstage doesn’t require too much movement. It’s really just a stand-and-pose kind of ensemble, which would have made it perfect for the red carpet, ironically enough.
As much as we want to co-sign the drama she’s bringing, the overwhelming heaviness of the look is too much to get past. Had it not all been rendered in exactly the same color and textile, it might have worked a bit better.
Rihanna in Adam Selman
This is honestly kind of refreshingly old school. Gaga aside, we can’t say the performing costumes this year were overly-cray or over-the-top. Even so, it was kind of fun seeing her dance her ass off in what is essentially a very basic dance costume, the likes of which has been seen in countless old-school Broadway and movie musicals. Like something Cyd Charisse might have worn while dancing with Gene Kelly, except there’s no Gene here and Cyd is dancing the Gwara Gwara. It’s fun, sexy, and old-school glam with a twist.
First Look: Alexandre Vauthier Black Ensemble | Le Vian Jewelry
Second Look: Adam Selman Crystal-Embellished Dress with Fringe Detailing
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
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