Rihanna in Armani Prive at the BRIT Awards: stunning or underwhelming?

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The BRIT Awards were held last night in London, and they turned out to be a decent event. Some years… it feels like the BRITs are too insular and like the biggest celebrities are really only well-known in the UK. But this year, there were some internationally famous acts. Like Rihanna. Considering her sudden withdrawal from the Grammys, this was Rihanna’s first big performance in support of ANTI. Rihanna wore Armani Prive on the red carpet – this is very pretty and feminine. She changed for her performance with Drake:

I still dislike “Work” as a single, but this performance is fine. Drake’s tracksuit though!!! You can see more clips and performances here on the BRIT Awards YouTube channel.

More photos from the BRITs… Charli XCX tried to go high-fashion in this Vivienne Westwood, but… it just doesn’t work at all. Bless her for trying though.

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Ginger Spice wore this legitimately cute Givenchy cocktail dress.

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Alexa Chung – who is still dating Alex Skarsgard, last I checked – wore this cute Preen dress.

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Florence Welch’s ensemble is actually pretty amazing. It’s just the hair that ruins absolutely everything.

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Lord help me, because I actually like Lana del Rey’s gown too.

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Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

 

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30 Responses to “Rihanna in Armani Prive at the BRIT Awards: stunning or underwhelming?”

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  1. SamiHami says:

    Why is Lana Del Ray wearing a night gown to an award show? Rihanna is utterly and completely fug, as per usual.

  2. Mia V. says:

    It was a very flat performance.

  3. Jenny says:

    That black velvet dress is amaaaaaaaazing (and yes she’s still dating Alex). I also like Rihanna’s, it’s prettier and classier than what she usually goes for.

  4. kri says:

    Downright demure for Riri! Dear god, are those clear…espadrilles on Charli?? I freaking hate clear shoes. Help me Tim Gunn!

  5. Jade says:

    Why is del Rey’s nose crooked? She used to look good to me even with rumoured plastic surgery.

  6. Lucy says:

    Charli’s is the only one I dislike too, surprinsingly. Ri’s my favorite, hands down. Sexy but understated. I also like the fact that she seems to be sporting her real hair!

  7. LookyLoo says:

    Kaiser done lost all her taste. Lana del Rey looks like my grandmother on her way to take a nap. And Florence looks all kinds of fug.

  8. Nancy says:

    I’m a bit biased, but if Rihanna wasn’t a singer, she could easily be a model. She looks beautiful.

  9. lucy2 says:

    The Westwood would be ok on someone who knew how to wear it, that girl just looks uncomfortable.
    I like Alexa’s, and Rihanna’s is Ok not great.

  10. Catelina says:

    I wasnt too in love with Rihanna’s red carpet dress, she looked nice though. But I LOVED the outfit she was wearing on stage. The vocals in the performance were not great though. That song just doesnt translate well into live performances. I understand it was planned that way with the backing track but the way her voice kept trailing off was annoying.

  11. Alexa looks great, compared to everyone else. Rihanna’s dress looks like the lavender curtains I had on my canopy bed when I was 6.

  12. Miss Grace Jones says:

    Rihanna’s overall look is flat to me, but she’s gorgeous so it doesn’t bother me as much as some other looks. I don’t know why people seemed surprised her performance wasn’t good–I adore her, but she’s not a vocalist outside the studio. Her album was great though.

  13. serena says:

    Except Rihanna and maybe Alexa Chung’s, all the other dresses are seriously awful.

  14. dAsh says:

    Rihanna is beautiful but that dress is just meh. Chung looks decent but the rest of the dresses are horrible. I am trying to like the song ‘work’ but i just can’t. It sounds like a drunk person trying to sing with make up words of a song lyrics they don’t know. But the performance effect is pretty dope!

  15. Elle says:

    Rihanna is SO beautiful. Plus stunning in lavender.

  16. Pandy says:

    Not feeling Rihanna’s dress. She’s gorgeous, but I think she looks hippy, girls look tired … they’ve made her blah.

  17. Naddie says:

    I have a problem with Florence’s hair in events. It is a great color, but it’s always … oily, maybe. Like, she refuses to do anything with it. A ponytail wouldn’t hurt, you know.

  18. Camille says:

    Rihanna is gorgeous but I don’t care for her dress at all.

    And Alexa is so pretty and looks the best to me here, lovely.

  19. Cali says:

    Why does Lana Del Rey’s head look photoshopped onto her body?