Prior to her performance at BET’s Black Girls Rock 2012 event held at the Paradise Theater in New York City on Saturday evening, Ciara took to the red carpet.

The singer, who is no stranger to the works of Riccardo Tisci, wore a Givenchy Spring 2013 look — the first look from this collection to hit the red carpet.

Her masculine layered all-black look, save for the white sandals, isn’t a look I would’ve selected for Ciara (I would’ve gone with look 33), but I think she manages to pull it off.

She’s done the slashed to the thigh mini dress a million times over, so this look is an interesting change of pace.

Do you agree or would you have preferred a more classic Ciara look?

Neutral makeup and a simple bun completed her look.

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