Second City Style Editor-in-Chief Lauren Dimet Waters and I were in for a real treat when we went out for dinner last night. Not only were the Bellinis exquisite and the crepes divine at Cipriani Wall Street, but we were also lucky enough to spot some chic celeb right next door!
As we shmoozed over dinner and drinks from the balcony of CWS’s Club 55, we peeked over the terrace to catch the paparazzi gathering in wait for the next star studded appearance. Boy, did they get it! (And so did we.)
There was Rihanna, in all her metallic glory, stopping for a photo op in a silver patent Armani dress, with a interesting crisscrossed back.
Perfectly filling out the dress, she smiled at the small crowd of reporters, photographers, and onlookers and got a true taste of what it means to be a diva when an assistant held an umbrella over her head while she answered questions (and it wasn’t even raining yet!)
But it was surprise guest Sarah Ferguson "Fergie," the grand Duchess of York, that really stole the show! Posing next to Rihanna in a satin dress and plunging neckline with a pleated black and white skirt bottom and a tie at the waist. Lauren wouldn’t stop raving about it! (And for good reason, it was chic, but classy – and Lauren had the better view!)
Akon was also at the event, looking ever the dapper man in blue, but we never got a glimpse of him. Either way, it was obvious that Rihanna and Fergie’s sweet stunners stole the show.
The celebs were there as part of the Cipriani Wall Street Concert Series, which benefits children around the world, supporting UNICEF and the Sarah Ferguson Foundation.
— Simona Kogan
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