11/05/2014 at 12:00 PM ET
One thing Tom Ford and Rihanna have in common: They both hold her breasts in high esteem. Most recently, the star showed them off in a pastie-adorned gown by the designer, but it’s not the first time Ford has felt strongly about showcasing his muse’s assets. In fact, he recently took to his website to wax poetic about Rihanna’s bod.
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In a blog post addressing the controversy over his daring spring 2015 collection, Ford said he was inspired by many glamorous icons of the past, including Mata Hari, Greta Garbo and Ursula Andress, and he was encouraged to return to the provocative clothes that made him his name in the ’90s. (He even mentions he was encouraged by one A-list fan: Victoria Beckham, who said “her favorite pair of pants were still a pair that I designed in bronze lurex for Gucci in 1996 [and] the time was right for me to look at my own work from the late ’90s for inspiration.”
Ford goes on to say that the pasties were a deliberate tribute to “very young women who have the bodies to pull it off and that is actual pasties as in the case of Miley Cyrus or even a dress that leaves nothing at all to the imagination as worn by Rihanna to the CFDA awards in New York this past summer,” he says, going on to pay tribute to the star in her head-turning “naked dress.”
“I was at the CFDA awards as I was receiving a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ [which I prefer to think of as a ‘Mid Life Achievement Award’], and I have to say that Rihanna was for me, that night, one of the most beautiful women that I have ever beheld,” he writes. “I had designed several things for her specifically for that evening which she did not wear, but when I saw her it did not matter. I whispered into her ear that she was right not to have worn one of my dresses that night because she looked more beautiful than I have ever seen her look. She was stunning. As [husband] Richard [Buckley] said plainly after the evening, ‘If you are as beautiful as Rihanna, you almost owe it to the world to appear in public almost nude’ and I have to say that I wholeheartedly concur.”
Rihanna’s reaction? Pretty simple:
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