Channeling Josephine Baker and rivaling the dress Marilyn Monroe wore to sing president John F. Kennedy happy birthday, Rihanna showed up at the CFDA Fashion Awards wearing what can only be described as a sparkly naked dress. Rihanna walked the red carpet with all the glamour and pomp of a Las Vegas showgirl in a sheer dress with a matching thong and gloves, designed by Adam Selman. She set it off with a matching head wrap and pink fur stole. She was covered, literally, in Swarovski crystals, more than 200,000 of them. The singer and provocateur was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the Fashion Icon award, and she did not disappoint. Somehow, it’s more naked than Carrie Bradshaw’s naked dress from “Sex and the City” — and that’s its name.
Say what you will, but the woman knows how to get people talking, or, at the very least, dropping their jaws. We could be wrong, but we’re pretty sure this is what the young folks mean when they say you look like “sex on a stick.”