CFDA Awards 2014: Rihanna Wears Completely See-Through Dress, Pink Stole and ... That's Pretty Much It

06/02/2014 at 09:38 PM ET

When you’re collecting the Fashion Icon award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America at their annual awards gala, you can’t just show up wearing any old thing. And if you’re Rihannawhose stylist says she’s already worn “all of [the] fall/winter” designer collections by the end of May — you really need to turn it out. Of course it would have to be something custom, something a little risqué and unexpected and something that would ensure people would talk. Well, we think she achieved all of those goals and then some.

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The superstar made her red carpet debut in a custom Adam Selman design, consisting of a “fishnet dress, gloves and headscarf … hand-embellished with over 216,000 Swarovski crystals,” according to the press release. Understandably, she kept jewelry understated (for her) adding Paul Morrelli diamond drop earrings and a cocktail ring, plus one by Jacob & Co.

Another thing she kept on the minimal side: undergarments. Rih forwent a bra (we blurred any relevant bits, but trust us, they were on display) and opted for only the tiniest, filmiest nude thong in order to show off the dress to full effect. And due to the strategic placement of her furry pink stole, even the undies were in question, though when she turned around, they were visible on her hip (they disappeared in the rear view, of course).

Selman is a longtime collaborator with Rihanna’s stylist Mel Ottenberg, and they worked with the singer to make a look Selman described as “fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed” and called (in the understatement of the year) “a little bit scandalous.” Ottenberg spoke to of the look, saying “I did this look for her so she’d have a good time. This was the perfect night do to something fun, and I wanted her to have something great that you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world.”

We can’t say we’re surprised (and it was nice of her to give us something to discuss) but we want to hear what you think. Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

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kitty on

You go!!!ri-ri… you look amazing love this look

Donna on

OMG, what trash, really, an award???

Denise on

Ugly furhag.

Karen5001 on

You can’t buy class..

Dawn on

Creative and artsy….nice!

Sita on

Ho hum. Marilyn did it better. And back then (singing “Happy Brthday” to the president) it really WAS scandalous!

Lisa on

She’s beautiful and I can only imagine what 216,000 Swarovski crystals looked like in person. I bet it was beyond gorgeous.

Mira on

She does look amazing, what can you say.

Jess on

Keepin’ it classy. . . lmfao

tea7 on

I like the look, but she didn’t need show her nipples, it kind of made the outfit trashy. She just posed nude in a French magazine, I think she issues because she is always going nude for attention

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