Rihanna wanted to make a splash at the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and she certainly did — with a see-through dress that left the 26-year-old singer almost entirely exposed.
The singer wore a skimpy dress that had everyone in attendance talking. The odd fashion statement led to some stares and to plenty of people on the internet trying to find out just how Rihanna looked in the see-through dress.
Oddly enough, Rihanna was actually in attendance to receive the Style Icon Award, which she accepted while wearing the risque dress.
In her acceptance speech, Rihanna thanked the designers and models who inspired her.
“I grew up on a really small island and didn’t have a lot of access to fashion, but as far as I can remember fashion was always my defense mechanism,” she told the crowd. “Even as a child I remember thinking, ‘She can beat me but she cannot beat my outfit.’ “
Not everyone was a fan of Rihanna’s dress, however. Twitchy noted:
“Yuck. A placenta sheath. Well, that’s one way to describe what exhibitionist singer Rihanna was wearing (or rather, not wearing) at the Council of Fashion Designers of America ceremony yesterday.”
As if the provocative dress wasn’t enough, Rihanna decided to cap off her night with a bit of twerking, which was caught on camera.
Believe it or not, this is not the first time that Rihanna has rocked a see-through dress to a star-studded event. Last month she showed up to the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles wearing a lace gown that exposed the singer’s black underwear.
The dress was apparently good luck, as Rihanna took home the Artist of the Year award that night.
“‘I know I’m a pain in the a** but it’s worth it,” she told the crowd, “because now we’ve got the award of the night.”
Video of Rihanna in her see-through dress can be found by clicking here.