She’s one of the biggest stars in the world, and she plays by her own rules—especially when it comes to fashion. Rihanna is known for her fearless, edgy, and innovative style choices on the red carpet and has been dressed by every major designer you’d care to name. We are always fascinated by the Barbados-born singer’s sartorial choices.
Take a better look at some of Rihanna’s best red carpet moments here
Givenchy Couture Gown, 2019
The mermaid-style dress—from the designer’s Noblesse Radicale (“radical nobility”) range—featured an elegant, black velvet turtleneck and long sleeves. At the bottom of the number came an edgy contrast: a sheer white cage skirt made of double organza. She wore white lace-up pumps, an assortment of rings, and mega pearl earrings to complete the look.
Met Gala, 2018
For her Catholicism-inspired look, Rihanna wore a pearl and jewel-encrusted robe, matching papal mitre and necklace, Christian Louboutin heels, hoop earrings by Maria Tash, and jewelry by Cartier. The entire look was designed by Margiela, marking the first time the singer has worn the designer to the Met Gala.
In Ralph & Russo Couture, 2017
Rihanna stole the show at her 3rd Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation. The singer wore a high-low tuxedo-inspired gown, complete with a flowing train and satin bustier; layers of Chopard jewelry, black sheer tights, and sparkling strappy heels.
In Giambattista Valli Couture, 2017
Rihanna stole the show while on the red carpet for the premiere of Valerian, wearing a pink tulle mini dress with voluminous sleeves and a gigantic tulle train. A pair of knee-high strappy sandals and pink sapphire hoop earrings by Chopard completed the fairytale look.
In Marc Jacobs, 2016
For the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year event, Rihanna chose a sheer, floral embroidered gown by Marc Jacobs.
Giambattista Valli, 2015
Minutes before the red carpet ended, the singer arrived to the Grammys in a show-stopping pink cupcake gown by Giambattista Valli. “She wears couture like a T-shirt,” the designer tells us.
In Guo Pei, 2015
Rihanna hit the red carpet in a Guo Pei haute couture gown with a heavy (and very long) embroidered train at the Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday in New York City. The year’s theme celebrates the museum’s Costume Institute exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”
In Giorgio Armani, 2015
The Barbadian beauty donned a metallic bronze suit to the BET Awards by Giorgio Armani. The silk satin jacket has peaked lapels, three-quarter length bell sleeves, a single button closure, and two front flap pockets. The matching shorts have a drawstring waist.
In Fendi, 2015
The singer wore a bronze leather Fendi dress to the opening of the brand’s New York flagship store in 2015.
In Dior, 2015
Rihanna could take something as classic and timeless as a denim dress and give it a high-fashion spin (granted, the dress itself falls on the luxe end). At the Dior fall 2015 repeat show in Tokyo, Rihanna, who was clad in head-to-toe Dior, elevated an embroidered short-sleeve denim frock with oversize shades, a selection of Dior Fine Jewelry, a purse that she clutched in her grip, and cool lace-up booties. It’s a look that perfectly encapsulates relaxed glamour.
Stella McCartney, 2014
Rihanna didn’t let a little formal dress code get in the way of her fun at the 2014 Met Gala. The “S&M” singer walked the red carpet in a white dress that bared a wide swath of midriff and a hint of her chest tattoo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center for the evening.
In Zac Posen, 2014
For the 1st Annual Diamond Ball, Rihanna stunned in a dusty rose Zac Posen gown with Chopard jewels and then later changed into a navy ballgown also by Posen, while performing inside the event.
At the 2012 Brit Awards Rihanna was styled by Mel Ottenberg . On the red carpet she wore a stunning beaded gown and brown opera-length gloves from Givenchy‘s Spring 2012 couture collection. The halter dress was covered in crystals and featured a deep v neckline, thigh high splits in the front and back as well as a draped open back (click here to view the back of the dress). She also wore the brand’s diamante peep-toe sandals. Her jewellery that evening comprised stud
Stephane Rolland, 2009
Rihanna was seen in an ivory Stephane Rolland mermaid number at the Women of the Year Honors in 2009.
In Dolce & Gabbanna, 2009
In a borrowed-from-the-boys Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo at the Met Gala in 2009.
Fans and fashionistas alike always anticipate what the Bajan beauty is going to wear, and for good reason – no-one rocks a red carpet like Bad Gal.