In a black dress with a lace trim by Vaquera, Rihanna was glowing last night as she headed to Carbone in New York City. The addition of lingerie straps to the hem of the dress, like those you’d see on a garter belt, lent the outfit a come-hither effect. For a glamorous, 1920s touch, she accessorized the look with a string of pearls that hit her waist. On her arm? A super-rare get: a Tom Ford-era Gucci monogrammed velvet bag from the fall 1997 collection, courtesy of the archivist, @lab2022.
Over the past few weeks, Rihanna has been stepping out in a series of looks that have truly run the gamut, from a velvet baseball jacket with a knit bra to a sensual, curve-hugging slip dress with a huge fur hat. This specific ensemble feels evocative of the look she wore to attend the CFDA awards back in 2014, a now-iconic, slinky sparkling dress and visible thong. That outfit felt like a modern mix of old Hollywood and flapper (thanks in no small part to her pink fur shawl and matching cap), and the Vaquera look follows the same theme. The ultimate going-out look with a dash of glamour.
Originally Appeared on Vogue