Celebrity Style On Trial: Rihanna at the 3rd Annual DKMS Gala

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We just don't know what's going on with Rihanna lately. We've tended to like her fashion choices in the past, but this week she seems to have decided to throw caution to the wind and branch out, with a series of outfits which have had us reaching for the handcuffs (more of those later today in our Celebrity Fashion Roundup). The low point, of course, was that puffy tuxedo jacket, which Rihanna wore to the MET, but she's gone for so many unusual looks this week that we're now struggling to tell them all apart and decide which are crimes of fashion, and which aren't. And we're tempted to say we quite like this one.

So this one is your call, readers.  What did you think of Rihanna's look at last night's 3rd Annual DKMS Gala?

13 Comments

  • May 8, 2009

    gokarm

    I think it’s consistent with her style, but it looks like stagewear for some space age musical. But in her defense, Rhianna usually does “futuristic” right, unlike Lady Gaga, who is comical in her efforts.

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  • May 8, 2009

    Riali

    I like it hugely from the knees up. Her hair is perfectly fantastic.
    But I think you should acquaint whoever is making these balls on the heel shoes with your jail cells. Victoria Beckham and Madonna were wearing them at the MET Gala too. And they’re horrible, because of both the weird heel and the awkward platform.
    But I can imagine this outfit with a pair of little black peep toes, and it’s very, very cute.

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  • May 8, 2009

    Celeste

    Take away the boots and it’s pretty cute. And maybe take away that neck-ruff too.

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  • May 8, 2009

    nj

    unlike riali i only like this outfit from the knees down…those boots are awesome but that outfit is a hot mess…granted i hate pink, metallic tops and hippy tulip skirts….she should have worn something slinky and understated with those fab shoes

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  • May 8, 2009

    Simone

    that outfit would be amazing if it weren’t for those hideous shoes… I really do hate those shoes with the little balls on them. they’ve been everywhere lately, but I just can’t stand them.

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  • May 8, 2009

    Arielle

    I think the whole thing looks awkward and unflattering.

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  • May 8, 2009

    cmap

    LOL!!! I love Rihanna and everything, but if you squint your eyes and look at the adoring crowd… even THEY are laughing their butts off at that get-up! Oh well, maybe she’ll learn her lesson after a fine and some time in fashion jail?

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  • May 9, 2009

    Olka

    OMG!! it’s awful!!!!

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  • May 9, 2009

    Az

    What’s the obsession with these shoes?
    The traditional heel is quite fine thank you, I don’t understand why fashion designers are so determined to change the well-loved heel. It’s just plain wrong.
    Arrg. It’s a definite NO.
    (Nice skirt though…)

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  • May 11, 2009

    chocoholic

    I quite like the outfit. Even the boots.
    But just not the heel, now thats just weird.

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  • May 11, 2009

    Amy

    “Transformer Look”… not really a fan.

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  • May 13, 2009

    E.

    Adore the skirt!

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  • May 28, 2009

    Diandra

    I kind of like it, but I think it’s just too much! There’s too many statement pieces there. Any one of those alone would’ve been great! Seems like she just went a little overboard. 🙂

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