Rihanna: Trendsetting Style at Fashion Week

From New York to Paris Rihanna’s ruling the runway decked out in designer duds at the hautest shows of the season. Get caught up in Rihanna's whirlwind of style and take a peek at her most fierce Fashion Week moments. By Qianna Smith.
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 06, 2009

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From New York to Paris, Rihanna keeps all eyes on her, rocking designer duds at the hautest shows of the season. Take a peek at the pop star’s most fierce Fashion Week moments and get caught up in her whirlwind of style.

By Qianna Smith

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September 10
Looking runway-ready, Rihanna gets glam for Anna Wintour’s First Annual Fashion’s Night Out, the biggest global shopping event of the year. This lady in black makes a stop at Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti’s New York boutique and then dashes off to the Intermix store in SoHo.

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September 11
Rihanna may be out and about on the social scene, but the Barbadian beauty finds time to rock it out for a good cause with Kanye West and Jay-Z at Hova’s Answers the Call 9/11 Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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September 23
On the heels of Fashion Week New York, our favorite fashionable jet-setter is seen here at the John F. Kennedy International Airport en route to Europe for Paris Fashion Week. Staying true to trends, Rihanna cleverly pairs a cut-up tee with cuffed leggings and red leopard-print pumps that pop out her pretty red pout.

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September 30
British designer Gareth Pugh strikes it big with Rihanna front and center at his women’s ready-to-wear show held during Paris Fashion Week. The “Good Girl Gone Bad” flashes a hint of skin in just the right places to make the paparazzi want more.

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October 1
Working a strong shoulder blazer with a lace bustier, brooch accent and draped pants, Rihanna shows once again that she’s not afraid to take risks with her style upon her arrival to the Balmain runway during Paris Fashion Week.

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October 2
Going for a look that embodies Parisian sophistication, Rihanna attends the Christian Dior runway show in style wearing a few chic accessories like this head ornament and ladylike gloves that scream glamour.

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October 3
The Brits have taken over Paris Fashion Week, which is evidenced by U.K. design legends such as Vivienne Westwood opting to show in Paris instead of London. Either way, Rihanna is sure not to miss Westwood’s show, as she makes her way over to the runway in haute camel hued thigh-boots.

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October 3
Although designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s famed fashion house is weathering a tough economic storm, in true fashion form, he delivered a fab collection with pieces that we’re sure we’ll see Rihanna rocking.

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October 4
From the runway to the after-parties, Rihanna is everywhere. When does she rest? She looks ready for more fashion action at the Givenchy prêt-à-porter show for spring 2010.

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October 4
On the runway, Rihanna plays close attention to detail, scouting out the pieces she wants to snag.

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October 4
Does Rihanna see something she likes? The diva eyes a design from Givenchy’s spring collection.

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October 4
Singer Katy Perry and Rihanna talk style at Karl Lagerfeld’s spring 2010 runway show during Paris Fashion Week.

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October 4
Rihanna and designer Karl Lagerfeld look ready for their scene as the powerful pair make their way through the flashing lights to attend the Chanel spring runway showcase.

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October 4
Decked out in head-to-toe Chanel, the pop princess dazzles on the Paris Fashion Week scene.

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