You call it crazy, she calls it haute couture!
International pop star Bleona worked one of the red carpet's boldest looks at the 2014 AMAs in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 23. But while her completely see-through dress, censored by only a thong and a pair of pasties, might have struck some as risky, the Albanian recording artist—who also stars on Bravo's Euros of Hollywood—simply labeled the frock as "larger than life."
"It's a haute couture dress from Shahla Dorriz," Bleona, 29, exclusively tells Us Weekly. "It was literally sewn on my body [starting] at 10 a.m. And it took, like, five hours. They put the thread and everything with needles on my body, so thank God I took a shower before they came!"
To the naysayers, all Bleona has to say is, "Do you think I bought that in Target? It's haute couture, baby!"
Not to say she doesn't totally understand why some people might have some opinions on her nearly nude look—including her mom and dad! "They aren’t leaving their apartment. They don't even want to come out today," tells Us. "But I'm like, 'Dude, this is good. This is good.' And they’re like, 'What do you mean? You were naked yesterday!' I'm like, 'It's fine. Trust me.'"
Sure, she admits, the netted wonder wasn't too comfortable to sit down inside the Nokia Theatre while wearing. Nevertheless, "At the end of the day, it was beautiful," Bleona says.
And one big celeb fan agreed: Jamie Foxx. "Jamie was like, 'Oh, my God, my girl! Let's go, let's do this! You're amazing!’"
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