Rihanna attended the CFDA Awards in a sparkling, sheer dress
It was custom-designed by Adam Selman
Vogue magazine and some observers have approved
The singer received the CFDA's 2014 Fashion Icon award
Rihanna’s presence at Monday’s CFDA Fashion Awards nearly eclipsed the ceremony itself, and she did it while wearing almost nothing at all.
The 26-year-old singer arrived at the stylish event, held by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, in a floor-length sparkling gown that recalled the era of Josephine Baker.
Custom-made by designer Adam Selman, the mostly backless number shone from more than 230,000 Swarovski crystals and was accented with a baby pink feather boa, gloves and a glittering turban.
But it wasn’t just Rihanna’s effortless 1920s glamour that turned heads. As Selman described to Style.com, “the dress is just fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed.” That left everything that wasn’t covered by a flesh-colored thong on full display.