Listen, it’s been lots of fun seeing the gals launch their promo tour and all, but we have to be honest. We didn’t consider the Ocean’s 8 poledance to be officially under way until Rihanna deigned to make an appearance. No offense to Kate, Sandy, Sarah and the rest of those stylish ladies, but Miss Ri was always gonna be the one to truly kick this one off – in the eyes of these two queens, anyway.
We feel like Miss Ri has more than answered the call:
And to be perfectly blunt, we were a bit worried she wasn’t up to the task, because her various business ventures and such had left the impression that she was somewhat bored with high-fashion red carpetry of late. We can’t honestly say this looks like a lady who’s bored and half-assing her look.
Ri has always liked to challenge traditional silhouettes and shapes, so this being so voluminous is pretty much in line with her preferences. We realize the shape might be a lot for people to get past, but the textile and pleating gives the design a liquid, kinetic quality; like something flowing and expanding. The volume not only plays into that, it becomes the whole point of the design. This simply wouldn’t work as well if it didn’t have such a large visual footprint.
It was smart to keep the bag and shoes fairly neutral, since the dress doesn’t need anything pulling attention from it. As much as we love the earrings, they’re slightly too much with that high collar. And we can’t help thinking her hair would be better off pulled back or up. Still, the DRAMA, kittens. We are positively BATHING in it. More of this, please.
Givenchy Metallic Pleated Dress with Ruffle Detailing from the Fall 2018 Collection
Le Vian Rings
Judith Leiber Clutch
Manolo Blahnik Sandals
Styled by Mel Ottenberg | Hair by Yusef | Makeup by Priscilla Ono | Nails by Maria Salandra
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]