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amfAR Inspiration Los Angeles 2014 - Dinner

There’s just something so enchanting about Rihanna. Is it her attitude? Her sexy stare? No, it’s her nipples. Definitely her nipples.

Ever since the Bad Gal freed hers for the first time, people have not been able to stop talking about them – as if they’d never seen nipples before. But they officially became something like a national treasure after she attended the CFDA Awards covered in crystals and absolutely nothing else. Ri’s ta-tas were the topic of discussion yet again when she covered them in pretty purple pasties courtesy of Tom Ford at the amfAR Inspiration Gala last week.

Just like everyone else, the American designer has an affinity for Rihanna’s lady lumps, and he addressed them in an unprecedented letter he wrote regarding the inspiration for his Spring 2015 collection on his website. An excerpt reads:

The reference to “pasties” was deliberate and while this reference can be related back directly to Mollino, it was also meant to be a reference to a contemporary fashion that seems to be gaining a bit of ground with very young women who have the bodies to pull it off and that is actual pasties as in the case of Miley Cyrus or even a dress that leaves nothing at all to the imagination as worn by Rihanna to the CFDA awards in New York this past summer. I was at the CFDA awards as I was receiving a “Lifetime Achievement Award” [which I prefer to think of as a “Mid Life Achievement Award”], and I have to say that Rihanna was for me, that night, one of the most beautiful women that I have ever beheld. I had designed several things for her specifically for that evening which she did not wear, but when I saw her it did not matter. I whispered into her ear that she was right not to have worn one of my dresses that night because she looked more beautiful than I have ever seen her look. She was stunning. As Richard said plainly after the evening, “If you are as beautiful as Rihanna, you almost owe it to the world to appear in public almost nude” and I have to say that I wholeheartedly concur.

RiRi doesn’t “owe” us anything—especially her body—but we think we can speak for everyone when we say we’re glad she’s unapologetic about showing it off regardless.

SOURCE: Tom Ford | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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