Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rihanna's Concert Costumes

Rihanna wears a colorful and creative array of costumes for her Loud tour and her designers explain each look.

Custom Jeremy Scott blue lamé jacket (not pictured); custom Adam Selman and Tom Binns bikini; custom Max Kibardin shoes.

Mel Ottenberg: “I was thinking of a Fiorucci rave goddess. The bikini is an insane asylum. I wanted to use Tom Binn jewelry, but then I thought, Let’s have him collaborate on an outfit. And Tom was game. Adam Selman made the bra and panties. We fit it four times on Rihanna to make it fit in that incredible way that hugs her curves. Once the fittings were completed we gave it to Tom to paint. When you see that thing in person it’s the most incredible fucking thing."

Custom Chris Benz feather coat (not pictured); custom Adam Selman bow, hot pants, top; hand-painted Perfecto jacket by Claire Barrow.

Mel Ottenberg: "This is so twisted. Chris Benz knows where to get feathers. There's another one even stupider getting shipped to the tour today! This is the stupid section, which I love. Adam is all about denim and bandannas so he made super-sick denim bandanna hot pants for her. They are super high-waisted, and they have holes in the ass and patches. And he made that big stupid bow."

Yves St. Laurent men's tuxedo; Yves St. Laurent men's shirt (both customized to tear away)(not pictured); Lanvin customized bow tie; custom Adam Selman bodysuit; harness by Sleet Ilya; custom Oscar de la Renta booties.

Mel Ottenberg: "The white booties she is in are scandalous. How major are those slutty scandalous costumes threeasfour did on the backup dancers? It was entertaining to make them work on that!"

Custom gown by Mel Ottenberg Adam Selman, and Nicolas Caito; custom boots by Mel Ottenberg and Pasquale; Alexis Bittar cuffs.

Mel Ottenberg: "This is the slow jams part of the show, but we wanted it to still be rock 'n' roll. I designed the boots, and Pasquale made them. He is a shoe god. A genius of shoes. We did brown because there was so much black in the S&M portion, and we didn't want Rihanna to look like a bumblebee. Adam and I designed the dress and worked with Nicolas Caito, who does custom gowns. That dress works for dramatic slow songs, but it looks like Donna Summer as a rock star."

Custom Jeremy Scott dress.

Mel Ottenberg: "Jeremy Scott's gold collection was early in his career, his second show in Paris, and super controversial. People said he'd never work again afterwards. So I said, lets do an all-gold outfit that references that show. I showed the pictures of that show to Rihanna, and she loved them."

Custom Jeremy Scott dog-tag dress; Doc Martens boots

Mel Ottenberg: "Jeremy came up with that idea, and the way he realized it was super great with really lightweight dog tags. The backup dancers we just styled it from the Army Navy store."
Jacked from The Cut


Operation: BeastMode said...

Aww.. the poor lil' Illuminati sex-kitten :-/

Anonymous said...

who cares?...

Anonymous said...

Untalented whore.

Anonymous said...

The sketches look better.

Anonymous said...

she is so hot rihanna = 1# female on the planet end story. everyone hating is either gay, ugly or just jealous

Anonymous said...

Her outfits are nice, know could somebody work on her voice like a voice coach or have someone else sing for

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