The talented designer is a major fan of how Rihanna takes risks on the red carpet and he couldn’t get enough of her major statement she made when she arrived in a scantily clad look for the CFDA Awards — and he thinks she totally deserved the fashion icon award! We couldn’t agree more.
Rihanna managed to stir up a lot of controversy when she stepped out in an entirely sheer Adam Selman gown at the CFDA Awards in NYC on June 2 — but while some thought her look was too-over-the-top, Christian Siriano totally loved it! “I thought it was great,” he said, when we chatted with him at his flagship store in NYC on June 5 to fete his Resort 2015 collection. “I mean, it’s Rihanna. There’s a lot of people that it would have never worked on, but on her, it works.”
Christian Siriano On Rihanna’s Sheer Dress For CFDA’s:
It was apparent from the twittersphere during the awards ceremony that not everyone applauded RiRi’s risky gown, but there’s one thing we can all agree on– it was a bold choice. The singer made headlines with her not-so-covered, head-to-toe translucent gown that was embellished with Swarovski crystals and left very little to the imagination as she arrived at the show to collect her ‘Fashion Icon’ award — an honor that was well deserved in Christian’s book! “I’ve always thought that she has great style and works with great stylists,” he added.
While the talented designer loved RiRi’s look, he did admit it was quite revealing. “Obviously what Rihanna wore was quite an interesting choice, you saw a lot. But I think what’s cool is that it definitely shows that it’s about taking risks and playing with fashion, fashion should be fun. She works it!”
Christian Siriano & Rihanna Working Together:
Christian is no stranger to the fashion icon and admitted that working with her is an unforgettable experience. “When I dressed Rihanna she wore one of my favorite dresses ever, actually, and I’ll never forget it,” he said, referencing a gorgeous cocktail dress the star donned for a Super Bowl kick-off party in 2010.
While Rihanna made a major statement on the red carpet, we applaud the star for her ability to take risks — and we couldn’t agree more with Christian. What do you think?
— Michelle Tedder