Footwear News chose Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Creeper as the 2016 Shoe of the Year. This marks the first time a woman has won the award and it’s quite a major achievement for the singer. The Creeper debuted in the fall of last year and quicky sold out. The first full collection showed at New York Fashion Week in February this year. It has sold well since its release. So Rihanna had a great year both in musci and fashion and this award tops it off.
She hit the red carpet at the Footwear News Achievement Awards in a black ensemble. Never one to forget the people who aid in her success, she posed for photos with Billy Walsh of Mr Completely (the man who originally brought the creeper to life) and members of her Fenty Corp squad. Styled by Jahleel Weaver, Rih rocked a look straight from the Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 runway.
The Bajan beauty sported Look 47. It comprises a cap printed with the word “Securite”, a long sleeved tee with the same word printed on the front and back as well as a maxi skirt. The velvet skirt has a high slit in the back and the glittery opera gloves designed in collaboration with Juicy Couture perfectly complement it.
But you can’t show up to accept the award for Shoe of the Year without a pair of said shoes. She opted for a the black/white version of the platform sneakers, which features gold Puma by Rihanna branding and a white Puma formstrip. Chopard provided those stunning jewels. Thanks to their PR team, we’ve got some info on those pieces.
The singer selected to wear a necklace featuring 37.34-carats of heart-shaped diamonds, 12.44-carats of pear-shaped diamonds, and 32.70-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold, earrings featuring one 16.43-carat octagonal step-cut emerald, one 16.14-carat octagonal step-cut emerald, 4.64-carats of marquise-cut diamonds, and .47-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold, and a single stud featuring one 1.65-carat round brilliant-cut diamond and .13-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold all from the “High Jewelry Collection.”