If a Met Gala is in New York, but Rihanna isn’t there to attend, has that even happened? Thank goodness we didn’t have to find a way to answer that question, because the queen is here! She was SO late, but she’s here!
Rihanna walked down the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 1, in a look that will be hard to top next year, even for RiRi. The mom-to-be, who revealed her second pregnancy during her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year, arrived in what is essentially a white cocoon of rosettes. The Valentino look, which featured an ivory skirt with a train that required multiple handlers, covered the singer from head to toe in bridal white, likely a nod to Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel bride.
The dress code for the evening, “in honor of Karl”, has sparked many interpretations, but let Rihanna arrive in something totally unique.
The superstar accessorized with white cat-eye sunglasses, which sported their own false eyelashes, and a chunky ivory cuff. To finish the look, she wore a bright red lip. And A$AP Rocky was there too, in jeans and a red Gucci plaid kilt.