We’re counting down to the super bowl of fashion and tensions are high as the world’s most famous get ready for the most extravagant celebration of fashion!
The Met Gala which holds on the first Monday every May has become the most exclusive and anticipated fashion event of the year attended only by a select group of high-profile individuals. One of said high-profile individuals who regularly shows up and takes our breath away is Rihanna.
Following her track record of always ending up on everyone’s best-dressed list, the singer and beauty entrepreneur is expected to arrive at the Metropolitan Museum tonight wearing something that will completely blow our socks off! But rumors circulating on Twitter reveal that Rihanna may not be attending this year’s ball.
Rihanna won’t be attending the met gala so there’s really no point pic.twitter.com/ApaIu2lc49
— Kat (@fentyZL) May 5, 2019
Is Rihanna attending to Met Gala this year? Because some sources say she is going but… 🤔👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/GEfmZBcyMa
— Laia Fenty (@laia_fenty) May 5, 2019
Of course, the rumors have led to a chain of reactions from the singer’s fans who believe there is no Met Gala without Rihanna.
When you find out Ri is skipping out on Met Gala this year: pic.twitter.com/vdHFRGTUxc
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) May 5, 2019
Apparently Rihanna is not going to the Met Gala that shit is cancelled good night
— iz (@vuIgaire) May 5, 2019
Maybe she’s trolling . she’s been doing that a lot lately 😭
— Ambrose✨🤟🏾🇱🇷 (@Mikeyangelo13) May 5, 2019
However, according to 10 Daily, the invite list being circulated is actually not the guest list, but the list of the host committee, a list of 183 people chosen by Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. What a relief!
Whether or not Rihanna will be at tonight’s gala, a look back at her Met looks proves she will still be the queen to beat when it comes to interpreting Met Gala fashion in the most effortless but stunning way.
For your pleasure, here are Rihanna’s best Met Gala looks over the years.
“Poiret: King Of Fashion” – 2007
At age 19, she made her first Met appearance, wearing an ethereal white Georges Chakra halter gown embellished with crystals. Mixing royalty and pop culture – she added an edgy twist to the soft look by adding a pair of black fishnet gloves and a sleek asymmetrical bob cut.
“The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” – 2009
Rihanna made a statement at the 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala ditching the usual ballgown for a fierce Dolce & Gabbana satin tuxedo. The menswear-inspired ensemble had puffed sleeves, a white shirt under, and a bowtie. The look was completed with her then-signature cropped hairstyle.
“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” – 2011
She looked racy in lace in 2011, donning a Stella McCartney dress; seemingly demure at one side but the daring slash at the other revealed enough skin to make the look risqué. She paired the look with Christian Louboutin heels and long, red braided hair.
“Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” – 2012
The “Diamonds in the sky singer” dressed in a textured and scooped-back design by Tom Ford. She made a bold statement that night wearing subtle makeup, minimal jewelry and finishing the look with black pumps by her go-to, Christian Louboutin.
“Charles James: Beyond Fashion” – 2014
She won the red carpet this year opting for a figure fitting Stella McCartney white dress that bared a wide swath of midriff and gave us a peek at her chest tattoo. She had her hair in a messy updo that complimented her “I woke up like this” makeup.
“China: Through The Looking Glass” – 2015
The award for the most head-turning look that year definitely went to Riri. In honor of the “China Through The Looking Glass” theme she wore a canary-colored, fur-trimmed cape by Guo Pei which reportedly took nearly two years to make!
“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between” – 2017
“Comme des Garçons” was all about fearless style and Badgalri did justice to the theme. In true avant-garde Comme style, the hues and silhouettes were exaggerated, paired with bright pink cheeks and bright red strappy sandals. Everything!
“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” – 2018
This look declared her the Patron Saint of the Met Gala. Last year’s Met Gala followed the theme ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination‘. Rihanna who was co-chair at the event was no doubt one of the best-dressed stars in a gray Margiela mini dress topped with a crystal embellished cape and papal hat, also embellished. Of course the sparkly look included lots of accessories; Maria Tash earrings, Cartier jewelry, a silver Judith Lieber clutch, and Louboutin pumps completed her ensemble.
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