Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour: Costume Breakdown
The Bajan star is performing in Givenchy on tour.
Rihanna kicked off her huge 27-city Diamonds tour in Buffalo last weekend, debuting her spicy costumes on stage for the first time. The sex-infused looks blend haute couture, urban swagger and urban sportswear all into one envy-inducing wardrobe. Rocking many Givenchy looks, Rihanna shows up Kanye West (who received heat for his leather skirted Givenchy stage look).
Last week Kanye reflected on the backlash he received for wearing the Givenchy skirt as concert garb, telling Hot97, “What happens with these type of judges and people who are viewers, when you come in, I had the pink polo and the backpack, then I'm checking all the boxes for that Tribe Called Quest–era and J Dilla and all that, so they champion it. They don't like Givenchy-Kanye. They don't like Kanye in a kilt.”
But we digress. Now back to fierceness that is Rihanna. She first stepped out in an all-black ensemble created by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. The look was made up of a black and white leather bra with gold star embellishments, a sheer black silk shirt, gold embroidered satin shorts, and our favorite item: a gold shark tooth necklace engraved with the singer’s name: "RIRI."
"I enjoyed making these looks," Tisci told WWD. "Rihanna represents what young and amazing means today. She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence, energy and pure beauty. She is the face of her generation.”
Riccardo also created a dark floor-length black cape, a printed parka with gold bullet motifs, and a punky energetic pink-and-neon dress paired with holographic kicks. Designer Raf Simons also collaborated with Rih on her stage fashions creating a sheer black dress with white Rihanna x Raf Simons text on both sides of the item paired with shorts, and white python custom Christian Louboutin boots.
The “Stay” songstress also rocked looks from her personal costume designer Adam Selman who created a sultry red halter and wrap-around skirt that revealed her perfectly toned abs, a red, white and yellow color-block bustier with matching leather pants. There was also a dollar bill hologram dress.
"Her body is so insane," her costume designer Adam Selman told the New York Times. "It's the dream body to make clothes for. You don't have to try as hard."
After the show Rihanna expressed her gratitude to fans for a sold-out concert, tweeting, "No words, just DIAMONDS!!! #EPICshit #BUFFALO $old out!!!"