Wearing a completely sheer dress of Swarovski crystals with very little underneath, Rihanna declared that fashion "rules are meant to be broken" and accepted a Fashion Icon award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
"Fashion has just been an outlet for me to express myself," she said in accepting the award Monday, after being introduced by Anna Wintour. "I just like to have fun with it."
The dress exposed her breasts and underwear, and was accessorized with a matching headscarf and elbow-length gloves. She also carried a pink furry stole that covered little more than her elbows.
"There are rules, but rules are meant to be broken," she said.
E! reported the dress was custom made by Adam Selman, featuring 216,000 crystals.