GILES DEACON added Rihanna to his ever-growing fan base last night, as the star chose to wear a red ruffle dress to the Brit Awards - created specially by the designer himself.
“I was approached by Rihanna about the project a couple of weeks ago,” he tells us. “I’ve worked with a number of great artists but not Rihanna and was delighted to do so.”
The gown was created with a specific brief in mind - the singer, who scooped the Best International Female Solo Artist award, needed to be able to remove the dress quickly in order to change into her S&M costume change.
“The main fitting was on Monday night after she had flown in from the Grammy’s but I was in Italy seeing the final pieces at the factory for next week’s autumn/winter show so could not attend unfortunately,” Giles says. “My team are well versed to dealing with artists of Rihanna’s calibre though.”
Does she get Giles’ casting fashion vote?
“I think she looks great,” he says. “She plays with characters in the way she dresses - in a very good way. We often play her music in the studio, she’s great to put on at wine time.”