Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards in L.A. on Feb. 10.
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Did Rihanna adhere to the CBS Grammy dress code?! Her custom Alaia gown is slightly (or very) see-through, depending who you follow on Twitter, which means she's probably breaking those "no nudity" rules that the powers that be issued earlier this week. But still, we've gotta admit: despite the sheerness, tonight Ri played it slightly safer than we expected. Proving to everyone that old fashioned glamour is sometimes really ALL you need to make a statement, the singer swapped out lowcut gowns of years past for this cherry criss-crossed frock. Pairing the custom piece with cascading ombre locks and bright makeup, leave it to Rihanna to show it's totally cool to coordinate your lipstick and nails with your gown (and the red carpet).
As she said in the pre-show of her customized Azzedine Alaia gown, "He sent me a few dresses that he worked on. This one was just stunning." Um, cosign! Rihanna knows that the color works for her- remember that lacy red number she rocked back in 2010? And duh, her VOGUE cover?- but we're loving the sleek, chic thing she's got going on right here. She kept her nails complementary with a custom nail polish color that blends red and orange. As her manicurist noted, "She wanted to match her dress perfectly with an orange-red color, so we blended two colors (Red Carpet Manicure's "Ooh La Liscious" and "Red Carpet Reddy") to come up with the perfect look!" Matchy matchy: it's happening, and we're NOT mad at all about it.
What do you think of Rihanna's red carpet look?
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