LifestyleRita Ora surprises like never before. She shows up to the gala with spikes on her back

Rita Ora surprises like never before. She shows up to the gala with spikes on her back

Rita Ora surprises like never before. She shows up to the gala with spikes on her back
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1:56 PM EST, December 5, 2023

The Fashion Awards 2023 gala attracted numerous stars on a Monday night at London's famed Royal Albert Hall. Among the distinguished guests on the red carpet was Rita Ora. The singer dressed in a black evening gown, but it was her decision to turn around that stole the show.

On December 4, London's Royal Albert Hall swung alive with countless stars for the Fashion Awards 2023. Gracing the red carpet were personalities like Kate Moss, Anne Hathaway, Amal Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pamela Anderson, Sam Smith, Andrew Garfield, and Ed Westwick, to name a few.

Guests contended over outfits designed to captivate, shock, or draw attention. Rita Ora, widely known for her provocative outfits, apparently stole the show. Her preparations for this year's fashion gala even outshined her previous benchmarks. Her attire was deceptively minimalist, adhering to the classic aesthetics. However, the absolute astonishment started when the singer turned her back to the photographers.

Classic black at its finest

Rita Ora chose a body-hugging, black, sleeveless evening gown that resonated with classic elegance. Interestingly, the star didn't pick from the collections of Dior, Valentino, or Saint Laurent.

For the first time on the red carpet at the Fashion Awards, a design from Primark, the affordable clothing chain with a worldwide presence, was showcased. According to People, the dress is due for release, but in a limited edition of only 500. The proceeds will be donated to the British charity, Breast Cancer Now.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Rita Ora attends The Fashion Awards 2023 Presented by Pandora at the Royal Albert Hall on December 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Rita Ora attends The Fashion Awards 2023 Presented by Pandora at the Royal Albert Hall on December 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)© GETTY | Karwai Tang

Rita Ora showcases spikes on her back

Posing alone and with her husband on the red carpet, Rita Ora also presented the back of her dress. The gown featured an open back, which always adds to a stunning "chic" style effect. Nonetheless, the real jaw-dropping moment was the presence of silver spikes aligned along her spine, resembling an exotic creature.

The whole "ensemble" looked strikingly realistic - the spikes appeared as if they were emerging from under her skin. As reported by People, applying such a visual effect on Ora's back took a whopping three hours. The singer enhanced the look with black stiletto sandals and silver jewelry. Regardless of her occasional fashion blunders in the past, this time she has definitely made a strong claim for the title of a true fashion icon.

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