No red carpet look is ever too extra for pop culture’s baddest gal Rihanna. Year after year, the singer and style icon has been bringing her A-game to the Met Gala, stealing the spotlight as soon as she hits the star-studded banquet. With the first Monday of May fast approaching, we’re looking back on some of the most jaw-dropping looks that the Met Gala regular has blessed us with over the last decade.
As a co-chair of the 2018 Met Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, the “Wild Thoughts” songstress wowed the fashion crowd donning a custom ensemble designed by John Galliano. Made up of a beaded mini dress, a matching coat and a bejeweled mitre hat, the head-turning outfit has earned the pop star the affectionate nickname, “Pope Rihanna.”
Her 2017 Met Gala look was equally memorable. Paying tribute to COMME des GARÇONS‘ Rei Kawakubo, whose boundary-pushing work was the subject of the costume exhibit that year, RiRi arrived on the red carpet in a sculptural, floral piece created by none other than the Japanese designer herself.
The pop star’s 2015 look, however, was probably her fiercest to date. Following the theme of China: Through the Looking Glass, Rihanna opted for a larger-than-life couture piece by Guo Pei that comes in the form of a golden, yellow cape with furry trims.
Scroll down to refresh your memory before the annual event takes place on May 6 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
WHAT SHE WORE: A custom look by John Galliano.
2015: China: Through the Looking Glass
WHAT SHE WORE: A couture piece by Guo Pei.
2014: Charles James: Beyond Fashion
WHAT SHE WORE: A Stella McCartney two-piece gown.
2012: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
WHAT SHE WORE: A backless dress by Tom Ford.
2011: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
WHAT SHE WORE: A Stella McCartney black lace gown.