June 3, 2014 — -- Rihanna's CFDA Awards see-through dress is all anyone can talk about this morning and for good reason.
The iconic singer was honored Monday night at the awards show, but the focus was on her translucent, sparkly Adam Selman gown adorned with 230,000 Swarovski crystals.
Style.com caught up with Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg to talk about that "so naked" dress.
“I don’t know if it’s shocking,” Ottenberg said. “I’m with her all the time, so my shock gauge is off. But I told her that I thought she was ready for this dress a while ago, and that I wasn’t. I’m the prude, and I’m just catching up.”
He continued, "I did this look for her so she’d have a good time. This was the perfect night do to something fun, and I wanted her to have something great that you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world.”
Ottenberg also explained why they chose the designer.
"We wanted to do an American designer, and he was just the right choice,” he said. “He’s worked so closely with us, and so hard for us. He’s turned it out for her so many times, and we were excited to do this with him.”
Style.com also caught up with the dress' designer, who admits that Rihanna, 26, "has really put me in the spotlight.”
“We definitely wanted to make it a little bit scandalous,” Selman said. “The dress is just fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed. But fashion is about beauty, and the [female] body is part of that."
The singer clearly liked the look, as judged by her celebration at the end of the night, captured by her hairstylist: