Rihanna shone bright like
a diamond Swarovski crystals at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards Monday night.
The singer was decked out in a custom dress, designed by Rihanna’s costume designer Adam Selman, that was made out of mesh and 216,000 pieces of twinkling cut glass. Here’s the thing about crystals and mesh, as Britney and Cher are well aware: They give the appearance of being totally naked…save for some kind of nude-colored thong, in Rihanna’s case at least.
The CFDA Awards are an annual event that “recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence.” Rihanna was named 2014′s Fashion Icon. Check out her full look below.