Last week marked the five-year anniversary of Rihanna’s last album; ANTI. We’re grateful to have had five years of Rihanna’s album since it’s the ultimate soundtrack for living your best life. Rihanna’s icon status isn’t limited to the music industry though, as she’s also conquered the beauty and fashion industries. Here’s a look at our favourite fashion moments from Rihanna and how to recreate them for yourself.
In February 2020, Rihanna attended her Fenty x Bergdorf’s New York Fashion Week party in the chicest orange ensemble we’ve ever seen. Rihanna flawlessly pulls off a monochromatic orange look and adds some subtle hints of gold to the look with some jewellery and parachute boots, keeping the warm tones topped up.
This lilac tulle Mary Goddard dress was one of Rihanna’s most iconic looks. At the 2017 Fenty Beauty launch in London, Rhianna experimented with proportions and texture and brought us this pastel dream. We’re loving the all-lilac vibe.
Perhaps one of Rihanna’s most talked-about fashion moments ever – when she was ‘covered in Swarovski crystals girl!’. Attending the 2014 CFDA Awards, Rihanna wore a Swarovski Crystal encrusted Adam Selman gown – and wow, what a moment. It’s believed that Adam Selman used over 220,000 crystals for the gown. A matching headscarf and gloves accompanied the Selman dress, whilst a fur stole draped over her arms. Very unsurprisingly, Rihanna picked up the Fashion Icon Award that night.
If you’re looking for some matching outfits, Rihanna is your best bet when it comes to getting some inspo. This full out snakeskin get up was a look that will go down as a glorious moment in Rihanna’s fashion history. Back in 2018, Rihanna stepped out in Sydney in this memorable Versace hat and dress, complete with custom Louboutin’s – heavenly.
After five years of the last album, we’re very excited for the new one, and for all of the iconic fashion moments that will happen before, during and after it. Meanwhile, we’ll just keep all of her outfit choices on file for future inspo.
Words and Edits by Megan Selway, Graphics by Victoria Zhao