For Rihanna, VMA Stands for 'Very Minimal Attire'
CFDA FASHION AWARDS, 2014
BARBADOS CROP OVER FESTIVAL, 2015
The Bajan beauty showed her hometown pride at Kadooment Day in a custom whiplash-inducing costume by designer Lauren Austin featuring a peacock feathered headdress and matching Mockingjay-inspired wings, plus a crystal encrusted bra and underwear set. "She is the most down to earth, amazing, sweetest and kindest person you can meet," Austin told the blog Metro Caribbean. "She is not fussy at all, never had a problem with any pieces that I designed for her and she always wears it well."
MET GALA, 2014
What you can't see? This Stella McCartney two-piece creation (which she wore with a 116-carat Jacob & Co. diamond choker) has a completely bare back.
MET GALA AFTERPARTY, 2014
She went from showing a lot of abs to baring a little butt crack in a gold Stella McCartney gown with a daringly low back.
AMFAR LA INSPIRATION GALA, 2014
The singer rarely wears a bra, so a gown with built-in nipple covers is probably her dream dressing scenario. (The gown's designer, Tom Ford, couldn't have been more delighted — after all, he penned an ode to her breasts after seeing her in the gown.)
PRE-GRAMMY GALA, 2014
A dress with a high slit and plunging neckline (like this vibrant yellow Alexandre Vauthier design) is basically Rihanna's version of jeans and a tee.
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, 2013
Sure, her beaded Jean Paul Gaultier bustier and high-waisted sheer lace skirt were both wave-making, but it was the star’s Dominican doobie wrap hairstyle that had everyone talking.
Rihanna said this custom Armani gown was inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in Scarface, and it was as much of an intoxicating instant classic as the movie.
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, 2012
Back at it again! RiRi stunned in a curve-hugging white backless Adam Selman gown and picked up the Video of the Year Moonman for her hit "We Found Love."
Here's a reminder of the time Rihanna narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction in a white bridal-inspired gown by Jean Paul Gaultier featuring super-sexy sheer paneling.
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, 2009
The floral laser cutouts on this sculptural Marchesa dress may have been girlie, but the design was anything but demure thanks to the hemline and exposed bodysuit underneath.
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, 2007
If you're under Rihanna's "Umbrella," pants are strictly optional.
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, 2005
At her first VMAs, Rihanna proved she was a fashion trailblazer who wouldn't play by anyone's style rules wearing a tiny nude crop top, sequin vest and a pair of white jeans accessorized with a body chain and bedazzled sandals.