Mel Ottenberg styles for i-D, Purple and OC magazines, and he’s even worked with Kanye West. His biggest claim to fame is definitely the fact that he is Rihanna’s stylist.
In fact he did the costume designing on her last tour. Ottenberg says that although Rihanna is very opinionated she knows what looks good on herself whether it be in a club, on stage or on the red carpet, but she does tend to be open to new looks though.
Most telling though is that Ottenberg says he’s never worried about people criticizing Rihanna for dressing too skimpy or wild. It makes sense.