It's not your mother's cardigan.
Rihanna reinterpreted the classic sweater and pearls combo this morning when she showed up at the Chanel show in Paris in a cardigan dress that revealed far more than it covered.
The "Good Girl Gone Bad" singer, sitting in the front row at the exclusive fall-winter 2014 Paris Haute Couture show, wore a barely buttoned maxi dress, sans bra, accessorized with multiple strands of pearls, a vanity case purse and two-toned pumps -- all Chanel, natch.
Aside from the Barbadian beauty's curves, the sheer ivory "dress" revealed her nipple ring and her famous tattoo of the goddess Isis inked under her breasts.
The 25-year-old Instagrammed a photo of herself and Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld with the caption, "My fashion killa @melzy917 and I #Paris #FashawnVweek #Chanel."
If RiRi was seeking attention, she got it. Some on the webisphere gave the outfit a fail, clucking, "WTF is she wearing?" and "Coco Channel would never approve." But others loved her far out fashion statement. "I swear she looks like a Goddess," fawned a Twitter follower. Another tweeted approvingly, "Rihanna threw on a long sweater, no bra, some pearls & Chanel kitten heels and looked like effing perfection."
Attention dressing is nothing new for the diva, who is as known for having as much fun with fashion as she does music.
Though a couple of years ago her white multi-tiered eyelet dress made the Caribbean queen look like a "human snowflake" (Seventeen magazine listed it as one of the worst looks of 2011), the hip hop hottie generally gets thumbs up for her fashion sense.
She looked ravishing in her red custom Azzedine Alaia gown at the Grammy's this year and had even the most jaded swamp creatures drooling over her Tom Ford crocodile dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in 2012.
But the multiple Grammy winner also knows how to turn up the heat when she's in the mood. She covered GQ Russia in January wearing just an open leather jacket, her arms and hands strategically placed to cover her privates.
What do you think? Did Rihanna rock her sweater dress or just dress to shock? Weigh in below.
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