The CFDA held their annual awards ceremony on June 2, 2014. For those of you who do not know, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards consist of honoring steps made in the world of high fashion. Many designers, models and stylists attend this event with a stylish front-end. But there’s one view particularly that has caused quite a lot of controversy. Singer and entertainer Rihanna, took to the red carpet in a bold, bold, sheer Swarovski crystal draped over an old Hollywood glamor dress by Adam Selman. Talk about “baring it all.” Her body in all its splendor was widely seen by everybody and instantly received media attention. So the question is, is fashion getting too risky?
Fashion is creativity produced by an artist who is skilled with fabrics and details. Selman’s art is yes, a really bold dress, but should the look be condemned by societal standards? Many argued that Rihanna’s appearance was too inappropriate for a young audience that looked up to her as a role model. The reactions she received to her choice of outfits consisted of words such as trash, disgusting and rotten which flooded social media. This created a rift in the world of fashion and the world of morals where many question whether pushing the envelope like this is unacceptable.
Overall a real artist is never subject to the standards of others because their work is produced from their own personal vision. Selman’s work doesn’t must be crucified but seen from his standpoint. Regardless of whether you agree with the look or see it according to your personal standards, it is the dress she dreamed up and created. If we must live in a society where creativity must have limits then true artistry in fashion won’t thrive. So again is fashion getting too risky?