All The Ways Rihanna's Fenty Show Won New York Fashion Week 

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What does it take to get me out of my apartment for a 9 p.m. show after hours of running around the city? In a word: Rihanna. 

Last season, I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning waxing poetic about the Fenty Puma x Rihanna show in Paris. This season, she showed a bit closer to home, at the Park Avenue Armory, where only a few days prior, Tom Ford showed his eponymous collection.

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Upon entering, it was clear Rih and TF had been in cahoots regarding their sets, as both shows were washed in neon pink and purple lights. But while Tom's was more all-party-all-night, Rihanna's was a walk on the moon; a pink sandy moon to be precise. See below for texture. Literally.

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Here are some things you should know about the show if you weren't there:

There were some SERIOUS models. 

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I know what you're thinking, however, Bella wasn't there! True. Fair. But you know who was? Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill, and (drum roll, please!) Adriana Freaking Lima. 

Rihanna doesn't care about tan lines.

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Swimwear was mixed into this season's collection; and how ever was it. It's clear that Rihanna is completely unafraid. Unafraid of bright colours and straps on straps on straps on straps a.k.a. very visible and strange tan lines to come. 

Bikers are so hot right now.

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The show opened (terrifyingly, I might add) with BMX bikers doing flips. Yikes. But it made sense. As seen on Smalls, if Rihanna has it her way, we'll all be looking like bikers come spring. 

The higher the thigh-high...

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The higher the thigh-high...the closer you are to being a street star. The shoes at Fenty were memorable, mostly for their outrageous bright colours. But when these boots came out, we were all like, what do you call a shoe that goes even higher than a thigh-high? 

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] What is it we love about Rihanna? Let us count the way. She knows how to make an entrance. When Rihanna arrived at the Grammy's at the last possible moment, she erased practically every other woman in the red carpet that night. And this enormous [INAUDIBLE] pink from [FOREIGN]. She takes risks. For the Mate Galla, she arrived in this big yellow cape that can compare to big bird and an omelette. That it was striking she chose to showcase the work of the Chinese catorie gape in honor of the museums exhibition on asian art and fashion. She's amused, Tom Ford's entire spring show, raunchy and fabulous, was largely inspired by none other than Rihanna. She returned the favor by wearing his shockingly bejeweled pasties to an [UNKNOWN] in a fit in LA. She dresses up as well as she dressed down. No one will ever forget the see-thru crystal dress that Adam Selman made for her last year at the CFDA awards, but she also looks radiant in tailored jacket often more with nothing underneath. Her chameleonic nature made her natural as the labelled celebrity face of Dior, and what else? She's Rihanna period.
 
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