I don’t think the authorities imposed a dress restriction on Rihanna, yet she of the denim-shorts-ripped-into-thongs fame was dressed rather conservatively at the Padang Stage last night, where she sang to mark the end of this year’s F1 races. As expected, throughout the thumping performance, she tease-danced, tease-jumped, and tease-twerked—Patpong-inspired movements facilitated by a roomy top that The Straits Times’ Eddino Abdul Hadi called “a shapeless, pop art-inspired dress.”
Unknown to him, Rihanna was wearing a Raf Simons tee from the SS 2014 collection (pop stars get to wear the upcoming season earlier than anyone else). A men’s T-shirt on a woman of 1.73m (even though considered rather tall) would look like a dress, but a T-shirt is not a shapeless garment since it is technically based on the letter ‘T’, hence its name. Rihanna’s costumer did, however, try to feminise the garment so that it could reveal the knee-length fishnet stockings the singer wore: the side seams were split apart up to the hip. And that was all the ripping we got from her in buttoned-up Singapore.
Photos: The Straits Times; style.come