Tom Ford Says Rihanna Is An "Inspiration" For His Designs

17 April 2013, 13:45

The esteemed designer speaks about the "rock star" persona of the 'You Da One' singer.

Designer Tom Ford has revealed that he uses Rihanna as a "point of inspiration" for his collections.

The Bajan Star was praised for her "rock-star" demeanor and ability to look good in anything she wears.

"You have to have a point of inspiration. At one point of my life, it would have been Grace Jones. At one point, it would have been Diana Ross — I did a Diana Ross collection at Saint Laurent," he told Grazia magazine.

"Whenever I'm working on a collection, everything does have to be real, and those outfits are real to me. If I think, 'OK, who is wearing this and where is she going?'

"And I think, 'OK, that's Rihanna, and she's going to her lawyer's office in that all-black outfit and she's hung over and that's why she's wearing those glasses. Yet she's still a rock star'." 

Check out a picture of American designer Tom Ford below:

The designer most recently teamed up with Justin Timberlake for the launch of his new album 'The 20/20 Experience'.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is attempting to get better after cancelling another two shows on her 'Diamonds' world tour due to illness.

She was pictured leaving a doctor's office in Beverley Hills yesterday (16th April) before eventually postponing her Dallas gig.