Rihanna In Calvin Klein – 2012 GQ Men of the Year Party

It was Rihanna’s turn to be the lady in red when she took to the red carpet for the 2012 GQ Men of the Year party – held at the Chateau Marmont in LA yesterday evening – as one of the current cover stars for the December 2012 issue.

She wore a simple Calvin Klein spaghetti-strap mini dress for the occasion, which she styled with red Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals and silver Neil Lane jewels including hooped earrings and a diamond necklace.

Keeping the red theme going, she completed her look with a red pout.

Simple, yet sexy. This just proves that Rihanna doesn’t really need to try so hard.

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29 Responses to Rihanna In Calvin Klein – 2012 GQ Men of the Year Party

  1. John November 18, 2012 at 22:54 #

    It’s the clueless dress

  2. Kaz November 15, 2012 at 10:41 #

    I’m on the fence with this one. Love the colour and the simple styling but it’s quite revealing – reminds me of Carrie’s ‘naked’ dress from the first season of SATC. But she does have the bod for it!

  3. gabis November 15, 2012 at 05:01 #

    Tacky is the word. I hate the matchy-matchy going on – lips/dress/sandals and the sans bra thing. Plus the earrings ruined the diamond necklace.

    • Noemi November 15, 2012 at 09:02 #

      My thought exactly. I don’t like her style, she always had something wrong, for me. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a dress, but a long tank? I wonder how much this piece of fabric costs.

      • EmmaWoodhouse November 16, 2012 at 03:56 #

        Yeah, it’s too short to be a dress by a long shot. I really dislike these skimpy looks. Very classless, imo. I do like her hair, makeup, jewelry and shoes though! Remember that blonde hair over the summer? this is 10x better.

  4. Dan Oliver November 15, 2012 at 00:28 #

    I love the dress and styling apart from the hair I think if she wore her hair in the cropped look that she is sporting on her album cover she would have been my BDOTW

  5. Dhppy November 14, 2012 at 20:49 #

    My first thought was “This the best she’s looked in ages”. And for exactly the reason you mentioned, FC: she’s not trying too hard. She looks spare and simple and is allowing her own beauty to carry the day.

  6. Amy November 14, 2012 at 17:04 #

    the dress is not my cup of tea, it looks like something you would wear as lingerie.

  7. Hannah November 14, 2012 at 16:29 #

    This is the personifiation of tacky 90s. The fake hair, cheap looking dress, continuation of one colour, and simple shoes. Somehow she makes the Neil Lane looks like plastic.

  8. robbie November 14, 2012 at 16:22 #

    this is beautiful, she doesnt look like a drag queen or a hooker for once.

  9. érica November 14, 2012 at 14:59 #

    Sometimes I forget how beautiful she is! Less is more for her!!

  10. Taylor November 14, 2012 at 14:43 #

    Not much needed to create a great look.

  11. Pedro November 14, 2012 at 14:30 #


    Sooooo sexy! She looks amazing


  12. goldfish November 14, 2012 at 14:28 #

    love the simplicity – she always looks way more sexy when she goes the minimalist route, bdotw imo

  13. Christine November 14, 2012 at 13:56 #

    Surprised she didn’t go in the more creative route but she looks stunning. Love the red. Maybe even BDOTW? Maybe.

  14. Beta November 14, 2012 at 13:30 #

    I love when Rihanna does minimalism. She is so pretty (those eyes!) + has a figure to die for, so imo simple outfits let her natural beauty shine through better

  15. Mandy November 14, 2012 at 13:18 #

    While i do think she looks lovely my mind went to my silk nightwear.

    • tiffany November 14, 2012 at 22:00 #


    • Chick November 15, 2012 at 02:33 #


  16. Badaboum November 14, 2012 at 13:10 #

    I understand that one wouldn’t want to wear a bra with this dress but there many other options to hide one’s modesty…

  17. TL November 14, 2012 at 12:55 #

    Wow stunning and sexy without trying too hard. One of her best looks I think

  18. jones19 November 14, 2012 at 12:35 #

    This is Calvin Klein? She looks nice but I’m just in shock that this is CK.

  19. Yeliz November 14, 2012 at 12:25 #

    The dress looks like a cheap nightdress. Both Diane and Rihanna looked so bad at this event.

    • dee November 14, 2012 at 14:08 #


  20. the (un?)social butterfly November 14, 2012 at 12:19 #

    She is definitely growing on me. I usually feel those Calvin Klein oh so simple looks are actually quite hard to pull off, and she did, masterfully in my opinion. Way to go, Rihanna!

  21. Loz November 14, 2012 at 12:09 #

    Less is more!!
    PS FC.. I have been backpacking in Asia for last 17 mnths & your site has been a life saver. Thanks so much for keeping me sane in a sea of harem pants!!

    • Fashion Critic November 14, 2012 at 13:55 #

      I am so jealous that sounds like so much fun

    • Dee November 16, 2012 at 02:33 #

      lol this comment is everything!! hahaha
      have fun! stay safe!

  22. Charlotte November 14, 2012 at 12:07 #

    The dress lookss like a nightgown.
    I don’t like the (fake) hair and the necklace.

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