Rihanna: Fashion icon?

Rihanna is the only person we know who's sported a classic pixie cut, a fire-engine red curly do, a choppy mullet and a one-length bob with bangs all within a span of just three years.

If you think her haircuts are wild, her wardrobe is something else.

Known for her adventurous and daring sense of style, the 26-year-old Barbadian pop star is every fashion critic's dream.

It is just as well that the face of Balmain has been named this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Icon, following in the footsteps of style gurus Kate Moss and Lady Gaga.

No one in recent times is more deserving.

But for every sartorial high, the chameleonic fashionista has seen several head-scratching lows as well.

We look at Rihanna at her best and worst.

1. Paris Fashion Week 2014

Outfit: lanvin

Don't be alarmed.

She wasn't clutching a huge furry creature to her chest at the Lanvin Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-towear collection show.

Rihanna has also been spotted at other times during Paris Fashion Week in outfits that would have raised the hackles of Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

We are not too sure if this larger-thanlife choice is one that we, well, pre-fur.

2. Paris Fashion Week 2014

Outfit: Jean paul Gaultier

This ranks pretty high on the list of eyepopping get-ups that she wore to Paris Fashion Week recently.

A see-through top that bared all, an oversized fur shrug (again) and black lipstick?

This look, which she wore to the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2014- 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show, is too severe for our liking.

Who does she think she is - a raunchier version of Emily the Strange?

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