BUFFALO, NY, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The House of Givenchy is pleased to
announce that Riccardo Tisci designed Rihanna's first act costumes for
her DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR, opening on March 8th in Buffalo, USA.
For her concert entrance, RIHANNA wears a black floor-length ruffled
silk crepe cape with 3D collar embroideries and black nappa leather thigh high boots with lacing details. Inspired by the house's timeless organza cape, the
custom made version for Rihanna is the first piece to appear on stage,
dark and romantic, before the costume's big reveal.
After removing her black Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci cape,
Rihanna reveals a three-piece printed and embroidered costume.
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For this opening act, Riccardo Tisci designed a masculine over-sized
black printed and hand embroidered parka, channelling his signature mix of streetwear and Haute Couture. The
print features the strong sensual iconography of his Givenchy by
Riccardo Tisci Menswear Fall-Winter 2013 collection.
Under the parka, Rihanna wears a black and white nappa leather bra with gold stars embroideries and gold buckles, once again mixing Haute
Couture techniques and his obsession for heavy sportswear elements. The
bondage feel brought by the multi-strapped bra is then softened by a
pair of silk satin mini-shorts made in a matching print.
Rihanna's opening costume is completed by a shark tooth gold metal necklace with an engraved military plaque in the back (which reads the word
'RIRI'), Haute Couture sunglasses with gold metal hardware elements and white crystal stud earrings.
All embroidery was designed especially for Rihanna's costume, from the
visually powerful gold bullets (also 'RIRI' engraved) to the
geometrically shaped white or black Swarovski crystals and gold metal
The costume's bold print and masculine angular lines are symbols of
female empowerment and urban Haute Couture elegance for one of the most
iconic music figures of our time.
Riccardo Tisci naturally incorporates references to his long time
signature codes, from meticulously engineered prints to heavy hardware
embroidery, from architectural work to strong shapes and proportions,
all part of Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy aesthetics, here custom designed
I enjoyed making these looks : Rihanna represents what young and
amazing means today. She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence,
energy and pure beauty. Rihanna has what every girl aspires to have.
She is the face of her generation.
Rihanna's DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR opens March 8th 2013 in Buffalo, USA
SOURCE: Givenchy Couture
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