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Rihanna goes back to school for Paris Fashion Week

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/7/2017 By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press
Singer and fashion designer Rihanna acknowledges applause at the end of her Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection for Fenty as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Singer and fashion designer Rihanna acknowledges applause at the end of her Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection for Fenty as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna stunned Paris crowds as she appeared for the finale of her Fenty X Puma collection in a standout citrus lime coat. The theme this season for the singer-turned-fashion designer was Fenty University — and ushered styles of school-girl-gone-bad.

Singer and fashion designer Rihanna acknowledges applause at the end of her Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection for Fenty as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Singer and fashion designer Rihanna acknowledges applause at the end of her Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection for Fenty as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Here are the highlights:

Singer and fashion designer Rihanna acknowledges applause at the end of her Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection for Fenty as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Singer and fashion designer Rihanna acknowledges applause at the end of her Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection for Fenty as part of Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

RIHANNA GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Moving on from her more saccharine, historic Marie Antoinette looks last season, the nascent 29-year-old designer developed a little — going back to college in the scholastic Monday night show.

A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

On-trend oversize nerdy glasses, long flappy scarves, oversize preppy sweaters, pleated skirts, lycra short and sports team uniforms were imagined in maroon orange, apple green, bright yellow and dark blue.

A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Caps were emblazoned with an "F," denoting the Barbadian star's middle name of Fenty.

A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rihanna as part of Fenty's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Many of the looks were given a sexual, edgy twist — in exposed midriffs, flesh-baring shorts and one crop-knitted sports top with the breasts exposed at the bottom.

Pamela Andersonn, left, and Salma Hayek attend Stella McCartney's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Pamela Andersonn, left, and Salma Hayek attend Stella McCartney's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Monday March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Thigh-high laced-up baseball boots, in blue, yellow and white added a fetishistic, school-girl provocation.

Rihanna has shown critics that she's growing as a designer, with this, more thoughtful collection the in the past.

But it hasn't convinced everyone.

One Twitter critic acerbically commented: "Please don't stop the Music."

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Thomas Adamson can be followed at www.twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP

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