Oscar de la Renta | Christian Dior
Christian Louboutin | Solange Azagury-Partridge
Rihanna attended the Brit Awards on February 15th, 2011 and February 21st, 2012:
Rihanna has always been a highly-anticipated guest at the yearly Brit Awards ceremony. Rihanna attended her first Brit Awards event back in 2008 where she shimmered in a silver mini dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana.
She also performed her iconic track, “Umbrella” wearing Mara Hoffman’s Fall 2008 Collection. You can watch her performance (here). In today’s installment of Vintage RiRi we will recap what Rihanna wore to both the 2011 and 2012 Brit Award ceremonies.
As a red-head back in 2011, Rihanna accepted her award for “Best International Female Solo Artist” and posed for a photo op in the Press Room at the Brits in an upbeat floral gown from Oscar de la Renta. This Ivory Red Silk Gazar Red Carnation Appliqué Embroidered gown was featured in Oscar’s Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
She accessorized with a Union Jack ring designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge. This ring is from Solange’s ‘Enamel’ Collection and features 18K yellow gold, enamel and rubies. As you probably remember, this is not the only outfit Rihanna wore at the ceremony.
Rihanna kept the floral trend going by walking the red carpet in this colorful gown from Christian Dior. This turquoise and floral tulle gown was featured in Christian’s Fall 2010 Couture Collection. Rihanna finished her look with a pair of aqua-colored Pigalle Pumps from Christian Louboutin and Solange Azagury-Partridge rings.
Givenchy | Solange Azagury-Partridge
Cutler & Gross | Timberland | Maria Francesca Pepe
One year later, Rihanna returned to the Brit Awards in a lovely gown from one of her favorite designer brands, Givenchy. This Couture Spring 2012 taupe-colored gown with crystal embellishments features a plunging neckline and a thigh-high split. She complimented this outfit with brown leather Opera gloves from the same runway collection.
Rihanna completed this look with a pair of matching Givenchy diamante peep-toe pumps. Rihanna spent yet another year in the winner’s circle by snagging the Brit Award for “Best International Female Solo Artist” again!
Rihanna wore square stud earrings from Solange Azagury-Partridge. These studs are from Solange’s ’24:7′ Collection and are made up of 18K yellow gold and feature alpa backs.
Purchase: Solange Azagury-Partridge Square Studs
After a fun performance of her smash-hit, “We Found Love” that ended in loads of green paint on stage, Rihanna posed with her award in the Press Room. Rihanna donned a pair of ‘Scooby’ sunglasses brushed with silver Giles from Cutler and Gross. Here, her accessories also included a pair of Premium boots from Timberland and Maria Francesca Pepe.
Purchase: Timberland Premium Boots
Rihanna opted for Maria Francesca Pepe’s pink gold necklace with a ruthenium clasp aptly called, “The Rihanna Necklace”.
It’s called the “Rihanna necklace”… It’s been named in her honor since it’s not the first time she’s worn it. When Rihanna wears this 50s-style chain in pink gold, she gives it a really punk look – Maria Francesca Pepe
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