Pull back at the Met: Rihanna in Tom Ford

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 18:02:50 May 8, 2012 18:02:50

Succeeding where Cameron Diaz couldnΓÇÖt...

Rihanna doesnΓÇÖt get enough credit for how fashionably astute she is. You expect her to show up here with horns or vagina-riding a surfboard, some kind of crazy, and instead she lets Tom Ford do exactly what Tom Ford does best. Tom Ford owned the Oscars with a white cape for Gwyneth Paltrow. HeΓÇÖs done the same here for Rihanna. This dress is ALL Rihanna. Which is why she doesnΓÇÖt need much else. You pull back when nothing else is required.

Nothing but crocodile skin not unlike the mutant Mystique. They spend hours in makeup on the set of the X-Men movies making what Tom Ford has just turned into wearable, almost practical-looking gown. ItΓÇÖs tempting to shrug like itΓÇÖs just another black dress. This is far, far, far from just another black dress. It might actually be one of the greatest black dresses of all time. And in it Rihanna is at once inhuman and also totally, totally woman. Amazing, right?

Wenn, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

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