Rihanna’s fashion power
Check out Rihanna today in Paris to promote her fragrance. That’s a great top. And those are some badass leather slouchy pants.
As you know, Rihanna was named the year’s Fashion Icon by the CFDA earlier this week. And to receive the honour, she wore almost nothing. It was interpreted a million ways: she’s an exhibitionist, she shouldn’t be showing so much, where is her modesty, this is tacky, she’s awesome, she looks amazing, she totally owned it, etc, etc, etc.
Could it have been a f-ck you to Instagram for censoring her nipples?
Part of Rihanna’s fashion power comes from social media. She posts an outfit or a hairstyle or an accessory and everybody’s talking. When you combine that influence with her personal flavour – or, as Tom Ford described it, “She can throw on combinations you can’t imagine other people could possibly wear, and look great. In the fashion world she has inspired a very, very loose mix of random items” – it results in a movement.
How busy do you think they were over at Instagram that night having to constantly monitor accounts and pull all her photos down?