On Monday evening, Rihanna – who is believed to be in her third trimester of pregnancy – arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts for the annual Costume Institute fundraiser. A former co-chair and sartorial legend at the Gala (let’s not forget that gigantic 16-foot fur-lined embroidered yellow Guo Pei haute couture gown at China: Through the Looking Glass in 2015), Rihanna brought some much-needed drama this year wearing a surreal, floral-appliqué hooded dress.
Arriving last on the red carpet, alongside her beau A$AP Rocky, the soon to be mother-of-two leant into the drama of the evening with this masterpiece.
The multi-hyphenate teased her appearance on Instagram over the weekend, sharing an image of herself in an adorable Chanel ensemble, captioning the snap: 'not even monday'.
The singer’s Met Gala 2023 moment comes a year to the day she wore a black ruffled haute duvet gown and matching hat, courtesy of Demna at Balenciaga, with her partner and the father to her son, ASAP Rocky, who was similarly robed in a quilt-inspired look by ERL.
In 2018, the Fenty Beauty entrepreneur graced the red carpet in a John Galliano papal-inspired embellished gown and a Stephen Jones bishop’s hat for the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination theme.
Two years prior, for the gala’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between theme, the singer paid tribute to the forward-thinking Japanese designer in an a punk-inspired petal AW16 dress.
In February, Rihanna celebrated her first live performance since 2017 with a 13-minute-long Super Bowl show, which began with the 34-year-old standing atop a levitating platform wearing a skin-tight red Loewe jumpsuit and bustier for her performance of ‘B*tch Better Have My Money’ to reveal her growing baby bump.
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