Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2011 Grammy Awards
Rihanna wore this white Jean Paul Gaultier dress to the 2011 Grammy Awards. Though some thought the outfit was a hit and some disregarded it as a miss, there was a general consensus that it was a unique but crazy one-off look. Then, at NYFW, designer Norma Kamali displayed a dress with a similar, but not so blatant concept:
Norma Kamali at NYFW
But then came fashion weeks in Europe, and the see-through stripes style dress was seen again on the runway…and again…and again… until it could no longer be dismissed as a one-time risk taken by Rihanna.
Fashion East, Giles and Jean Pierre Braganza at LFW
At LFW, designers used different fabrics and styles that emulated Rihanna’s Grammy look. The sheer maxi, leather dress and baggy top all use the same transparent-solid stripe method.
Pedro Lourenco, Vionnet, Commuun and Emanuel Ungaro at PFW
In Paris, Pedro Lourenco used black fur while Vionnet displayed the look in a baby blue colour, and Norma Kamalli showcased a more casual and conservative take on the style in New York. Commuun opted for a monochrome style of the dress, and Emanuel Ungaro went metallic and flashy with his design.
It looks like what appeared to be an avant-garde red carpet look at first, may come to be a bona fide trend this Fall season!
*Photo Credit: Style.com, _Karoliine (Flickr)