Met Gala

Go, Rihanna, Give Us Parka Chic On The Met Gala Carpet!

Even bundled up, Rihanna looks so glam.

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At the very last second, Rihanna stepped onto the 2021 Met Gala red carpet wearing a look I guarantee only she could pull off. Rihanna’s Met Gala look was an all-black, enormous parka-gown hybrid from Balenciaga Couture that caped around her neck and extended all the way to the floor with an enormous, billowing skirt. How she can make a look like this seem so glam, I have no idea.

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Rihanna's black Met Gala look mimicked a sleeping bag, a parka, and a ball gown all in one, with a short train trailing behind her.

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Rih walked the carpet arm-in-arm with A$AP Rocky, who also appeared bundled up in an oversized quilted blanket. The duo look like a cozy power couple.

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Rihanna’s 2021 Met Gala look is a masterclass in contrasting elevated, experimental fashion with casual, streetwear elements. She paired her Met Gala dress with a simple black beanie that featured mesh, rhinestone detailing.

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Lest we forget the dripping details, Rihanna was also decked out in diamonds on her neck by way of a thick, statement necklace.

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Of course, the singer’s makeup was classic Rihanna: a pristine, even complexion; enormous lashes; and a deep, dark lip to match her black gown.

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You could consider Rihanna’s black dress the antithesis of her 2015 Met Gala dress, which also featured an excess of fabric, but in the form of an enormous cape, instead.

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Even though you might’ve missed her if you didn’t scan the carpet like a hawk, Rihanna knew what she was doing: You always save the best for last.

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