The Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards took place last night. Tons of celebs were there and were honored but Rihanna shined bright like a diamond. The awards were presented in collaboration with Swarovski and it looks like the jewelry powerhouse collaborated with Rihanna as well. The Fashion Icon Award winner was draped in a nipple baring see through crystal ensemble that had heads turning.
The jury is still out on whether or not folks are feeling Rihanna’s look. Social media went nuts last night when the first photos hit the net. Some thought it was inappropriate while others thought that only Rihanna could pull it off and did so in amazing fashion. The starlet probably could care less. She made it very clear during her acceptance speech for her Fashion Icon Award that fashion is her form of expression.
“…fashion has been an outlet for me to express myself, to speak up, to say who I am and to be very loud about it at times, and I just like to have fun with it. Fashion is just a world of thrills, it’s exciting, there’s no rules…”
What did you think of Rihanna’s ensemble?
See more pics from the award show as well as the complete list of award nominees below.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Joseph Altuzarra (Winner)
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Marcus Wainwright & David Neville, Rag & Bone
Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School (Winner)
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row (Winner)
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters, Creatures of the Wind (Winner)
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Tim Coppens (Winner)
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORIES
Irene Neuwirth (Winner)
THE FOUNDER’S AWARD IN HONOR OF ELEANOR LAMBERT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ TRIBUTE
GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Raf Simons for Dior
THE MEDIA AWARD IN HONOR OF EUGENIA SHEPPARD
FASHION ICON AWARD