Tom Ford penned a very open letter about the inspiration behind his latest collection, and Rihanna was at the center of it all. Ford was at the CFDA Awards receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award when Rihanna wore the now infamous sheer dress designed by Adam Selman. Read the letter below
“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.”
And he didn’t stop there when it came to his praise of Rihanna’s naked body.
“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.”