Rihanna In Giorgio Armani – 2012 Grammy Awards

Without much effort, Rihanna looked super sexy as she walked the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards in LA this evening.

She had jaws dropping wearing a Giorgio Armani black silk custom gown.

The gown features a plunging neckline that is complemented by a respectable yet still daring central split. The back is dramatically open before the gown cascades into an elegant train.

Rihanna revealed that she had co-designed the dress with Giorgio Armani, and that she’s currently working on a capsule collection for the designer. Her inspiration for this dress was Michelle Pfeiffer in ‘Scarface’.

I still don’t get RiRi’s dirty blonde hair with visible roots and blunt bangs, but whilst wearing this gown, who’s checking out her hair?

Pendant necklaces, a gold clutch and Christian Louboution PVC-accented pumps completed her look.

Her makeup is flawless.

She was one of the best of the night.

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62 Responses to Rihanna In Giorgio Armani – 2012 Grammy Awards

  1. serenissima7 February 14, 2012 at 17:40 #

    one of the best looks I’ve seen from her in a long time… i was not a fan of the hyper-sexual ‘Loud’ era, hopefully she’s toning things down a bit. completely sexy yet classy

  2. WendyB February 14, 2012 at 04:51 #

    Gorgeous. Her body is looking amazing!

  3. MVF February 13, 2012 at 22:49 #

    love the dress but wth is going on with her hair?

  4. Parvati February 13, 2012 at 21:04 #

    First of all, I’m not a fan of the hair.
    Second, I appreciate the simplicity of the gown, but well, I think it’s way too revealing: open back, plunging neckline AND split? Otherwise, it’s quite nice as a look.
    Judging by this and her previous appearance in Bottega Veneta, maybe now she’s going to opt for less quirky clothes?

  5. jane February 13, 2012 at 20:11 #

    Work! Work! Work!

    Simple, hot, effortless

  6. Hisadora February 13, 2012 at 19:46 #

    divine! simply divine…

  7. Amanda February 13, 2012 at 16:52 #

    I think the look is actually MADE by the hair. Thumbs up it is what it is!!!

  8. GGGGGGGG February 13, 2012 at 16:41 #

    That hair. Ugh Rihanna could have done so much better.

  9. kiwi February 13, 2012 at 14:58 #

    the hair ruins the look for me.. her make up is great

  10. doc February 13, 2012 at 14:54 #

    You know before I even knew it was Armani, something about the dress reminded me of the dress Anja Rubik wore in the Armani code campaign. I think it is the precariously thin straps. I don’t think this is a good look because it gave her pancake boobs. And I think the hair would have been so much better if it was straight. I don’t mind the color change and the roots. It’s the style that’s really bringing down the look.

  11. Carolina Roq February 13, 2012 at 13:06 #

    Best dressed!!! Even with that hair.

  12. JessCar February 13, 2012 at 12:18 #

    This is awful. The hair is disgusting, the dress is average. How can she be beating Jessie J on the best dressed??

  13. Slash February 13, 2012 at 11:44 #

    OK, I never thought I will ever hear these words from my mouth/see them typed under my fingers-but this hair is growing on me. She is pure perfection here, I mean-look at her. She’s working her stuff. I love this. I’ve been waiting for ages for her to tone down those crazy looks, and this is just right.

  14. Kudzi February 13, 2012 at 10:40 #

    She looks hot! I love the dress and the hair, looks great, Definetly BDTW Contender

  15. Anne February 13, 2012 at 10:19 #

    This is not Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s Goldie Hawn… Riri, get your references right!

  16. CreoleLady February 13, 2012 at 09:57 #

    LOATHE the hair, love everything else. Her eyes are incredible.

  17. Lalitha February 13, 2012 at 09:09 #

    Va va va va vooom!! Only she could work this dress! She looks superfab!

  18. Jess2 February 13, 2012 at 08:57 #

    I kind of like this but it is verging on trashy. If the dress had a covered back I would have liked this more. Her makeup is fantastic but I don’t like the PVC shoes or hair

  19. Bella February 13, 2012 at 06:33 #

    Apparently her hair was done like this for a shoot with Elle magazine and she kept it.

    She looks beautiful, sexy, and sleek except for the hair!! lol

  20. Marybeth February 13, 2012 at 05:42 #

    What a pity. This look could have been a nice mixture of hot and elegant, but the cheap-looking, dark-rooted, brassy blonde hair knocks it down to trashy.

    • Emi February 13, 2012 at 08:38 #

      I agree with you. Armani is a safe and classy choice, but all I can see is that tacky and ugly hair. Why must she ruin everything. She had a gorgeous, sexy dress, what a pity…

  21. hauteness February 13, 2012 at 05:31 #

    So sexy! I love it. Best dressed!

  22. Jan February 13, 2012 at 05:07 #

    Way too much skin! I mean seriously! Boobs, legs, and back is ridiculous. I get that she has the body for it and she’s proud of it but there are way classier ways to show it off.

  23. Linna Ramziy February 13, 2012 at 05:01 #

    The hair is different.. but I think I like it. LOVE the dress. So gorg. Shoes work with this. I gotta say… I’m lovin’ it… Best dressed.

    • Ahot February 13, 2012 at 12:42 #

      +1! If thisis any indication, i´ll love the collab with Armani. I want this dress.

  24. mikeijames February 13, 2012 at 04:54 #

    thank you for the reference point about michelle pfeiffer as it totally provides the context for this look. i love it on her and i love that she has taken on such a great inspiration point.

  25. EVE HARLOWE February 13, 2012 at 04:37 #

    THE DRESS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING . The hair …okay , all and all she looked really hott!

  26. Jennesia February 13, 2012 at 04:27 #

    She looks beautiful but that hair is just not working for me okay.

  27. Eve February 13, 2012 at 04:17 #

    Wow, she’s rockin’ that dress! That being said, her hair is pretty bad, with the roots and too much wildness. For some reason, she reminds me of Zoe Kravitz here.

  28. Patricia February 13, 2012 at 04:10 #

    For me the hair ruin this look for me.

  29. Jennifer February 13, 2012 at 04:10 #

    The hair is so heinous, I can’t see past it. It’s like a horrific mashup of Barbra Streisand’s hair + Andre Agassi’s hair/wig circa 1987.

    • kate February 14, 2012 at 00:34 #

      she looks like she should be working the corner. not cute at all. looks like a better dressed whore.

  30. Li February 13, 2012 at 04:05 #

    First of all, that hair is just…wrong. Now the dress. Rihanna isn’t exactly know for dressing with restraint and this dress is a perfect example of that. However, compared to a lot of her other looks, this is actually a lot more ‘wearable’ and isn’t as over the top as some of her other outfits, so for that I’ll have to say that I do like this.

  31. Rebecca Z February 13, 2012 at 04:04 #

    Knock me over.

  32. Sabrina February 13, 2012 at 04:03 #

    Katy was the best dressed for me.

  33. Ade February 13, 2012 at 03:28 #

    I really like it. Trashy yet it works. One of the best dressed in my opinion.

  34. bee7 February 13, 2012 at 03:27 #

    damn that body! she’s so hot!

  35. JG February 13, 2012 at 03:23 #

    She looks so amazing!! Wish she didn’t have the Tina Turner hair thing going on, though.

  36. Dhppy February 13, 2012 at 03:21 #

    I’m so getting young Farrah Fawcett vibes. I kind of love it.

  37. Ariel February 13, 2012 at 03:21 #

    The roots and shoes are bad! Her makeup is what I really love most! The dress is OTT trashy!

  38. TeaAtTwo February 13, 2012 at 03:20 #

    The hair reminds me of Farrah Fawcett- the later years. the rest of her beauty and hot bod manage not to make the the dress look rather foxy.

  39. cedric February 13, 2012 at 03:14 #

    personnely i found it little boring , and this plug on breast dnt like it at all,
    just the back it’s sexy

  40. Shaina February 13, 2012 at 03:13 #

    That dress is amazing on her! Wow, what a bombshell! I just wish her hair looked decent.

  41. jas February 13, 2012 at 03:06 #

    definitely the best dressed of the night (although taylor swift comes in a close 2nd). rihanna looks so so amazing

  42. Joy February 13, 2012 at 03:04 #

    No denying Rihanna looks HOT, but give me a break! How are is it to “co-design” a backless black dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high split?

  43. D.W. February 13, 2012 at 03:02 #

    Just AMAZING!! She really is wearing that dress!! Simplicity at its finest!

  44. mm February 13, 2012 at 02:56 #

    Banging body. I wish she would stick with short hair.

  45. moja31 February 13, 2012 at 02:55 #

    absolutely gorgeous, i don’t even hate the hair here, it kind of works with the whole look.

    • mary February 14, 2012 at 00:37 #

      this pancake chest should not wear this kind of dress. looks like a boy wearing a dress.

  46. Aisha February 13, 2012 at 02:54 #

    BEST DRESSED!!!!!!!!

  47. Fromchi-town February 13, 2012 at 02:52 #

    She looked fabulously sexy. This was such a daring dress, but she pulls it off effortlessly. Love love love it…. She was my best of the night.

  48. Matt R February 13, 2012 at 02:50 #

    When I first saw this gown on E! Red Carpet, I about fainted. Rihanna is working this gown like only the sexy Rihanna could. I actually think she looks really sexy with the blonde hair. She looks amazing.

    • BONCHEIDT February 13, 2012 at 09:06 #

      Me too…she looks super sexy and so refreshing

  49. EmmaWoodhouse February 13, 2012 at 02:50 #

    Wow. She looks like a trashy nineties starlet–the hair, the dress, everything. It’s so wrong.

    • Linda February 13, 2012 at 03:15 #

      I have to agree. I want to like it, but the overall vibe is just as you said.

    • Martin February 13, 2012 at 03:29 #

      Agree. And what makes me more upset is this apparent upcoming “collaboration” between Armani and Rihanna. How exactly does one go from having Cate Blanchett as a brand ambassador to collaborating on a collection with Rihanna? The mind boggles.

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    • Jones19 February 13, 2012 at 13:06 #

      This gown is so 90′s but in a good way. Love the sexy disheveled look she’s going for. Hot hot hot!

    • dee February 13, 2012 at 14:23 #

      I agree, this looks trashy.

  50. Amber February 13, 2012 at 02:49 #

    I, very surprisingly, like this. I usually hate everything she wears. The hair, though, is horrible.

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