When Rihanna entered the industry with her hit single, “Pon de Replay,” the singer brought a fresh island based dialect to music. Throughout the years her sound has transitioned positioning the mogul to be one of the biggest pop stars of the 21 century. Right behind her growing success was her seemingly organic style, a job within itself that Rihanna has mastered and in result, projected the artist to be a fashion staple.
When the star steps on the carpet, there’s already anticipation on what she will wear. From couture gowns to custom one-of-ones, when you’re Rihanna fashion is at your fingertips. And, rightfully so. Launching her fashion house FENTY in 2019, she became the first Black fashion brand led by a woman to be backed by the LVMH corporation. In addition, the mogul has curated a lingerie line Savage X, not to get confused with her beauty businesses Fenty Skin and Fenty Beauty.
For over 15 years, Rihanna has built continuous discussion about her style decisions, and often trendsetter demands. From an iconic Swarovski crystal gown at the CFDA awards, to the historic hair wrap at the American Music Awards, when the singer is scheduled to show up, she shows out. But, even more delightful is the celebrity outings of Rihanna in her outfits that aren’t necessarily award show ready, but are arguably the reasons why her fashion is noted. On her off days, the singer sports runway pieces and exclusive Birkin bags, as only a pop star of her status would.
From blunt bob cuts and mullets to draping gowns, here’s a rundown of Rihanna’s best fashion moments through the years.
Jay-Z hosts The Teen People Listening Lounge
2005 World Music Awards – Show
MTV TRL With Jamie Lynne Spears and Rihanna
MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 – Red Carpet
Patrick McMullan Archives
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2007 – Around Bryant Park Day 7
BET Awards 2007 – Arrivals
Rihanna – Konzert im Kölner Palladium
Rihanna Performs on NBC’s “Today” – June 20, 2008
Rihanna On Location For Her New Music Video
Rihanna Turns On The Westfield Christmas Lights
BET Presents The 51st NAACP Image Awards – Show
Celebrity Sightings In New York City – February 07, 2020
The Fashion Awards 2019 – Red Carpet Arrivals
Rihanna’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball
Celebrity Sightings In New York City – June 18, 2019
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event – Arrivals
Celebrity Sightings in New York City – May 10, 2018
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala – Red Carpet
Rihanna Fenty Beauty Presentacion in Madrid
Celebrity Sightings in New York City – September 9, 2017
“Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” European Premiere – Red Carpet Arrivals
“Young Fashion Designer” : LVMH Prize 2017 Edition At Louis Vuitton Foundation In Paris
The 69th Annual Parsons Benefit
The Bajan bombshell has 8 best-selling albums (making her one of the best-selling artists of all time), an incredibly successful lingerie line, and is just an overall mega star, so it is a little absurd we have yet to see her name grace the cement.
“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala
The 59th GRAMMY Awards – Arrivals
Prince Harry Visits The Caribbean – Day 11
Celebrity Sightings in New York City – October 18, 2016
Rihanna’s First Annual Diamond Ball – Arrivals
2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Arrivals
2013 American Music Awards – Press Room
Celebrity Sightings in New York – September 4, 2013
Rihanna For River Island – Store Launch – After Party At DSTRKT
“Battleship” – Australian Premiere In Sydney
54th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Arrivals