Rihanna kicked off her huge 27-city Diamonds tour in Buffalo, NY, and after a brief battle with laryngitis, we are finally able to ooze over the sex-infused costumes- which did not disappoint. Stylist Mel Ottenburg, ensured that the star look no less than ultra chic while she rocks on stage in custom made couture realness. Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, and Adam Selman, were some of the components that made up the envious urban-swager cocktail that Rihanna so effortlessly made cool. “The most amazing thing about Rihanna is what a chameleon she is,” said Ottenberg, whose worked with Riri for two years. “She’s always up for something new. She’s fearless, she knows what she likes, and it’s fun to see which ideas she’ll jump for.”
The Diamonds- seven costume- lineup began with a gorgeous, floor-length, black Givenchy couture cape, embroidered coats, shorts, and bra. But with a tour that’s named Diamonds, the singer gave us more than just a faint of glitter, ending with the most stunning of all; a tailor-made, shimmering Lanvin jumpsuit that had me breathless. It’s no secret that RiRi is on top of the world of music right now, and other than her amazing album ‘Unapolagetic’, the sartorially genius tour was icing on the cake.
Givenchy Couture Printed Parka
Left: Alber Elbaz Right: Raf Simons