Friday, May 8, 2009

Rihanna's Met Costume Institute Gala comeback

I've been dying to post about the Met Costume Institute Gala for days. 

The theme was the 'Model as Muse' and as usual, it was the most fabulous merger of high fashion and high-wattage celebrity in the word, as it is every year.

Call me biased - hell, I'm an islandista! but the standout for me was Rihanna making her first red carpet appearance since the Grammy night Chris Brown battering incident.

[caption id="attachment_879" align="aligncenter" width="334" caption="Photo credit: Getty Images"]Photo credit: Getty Images[/caption]


The girl is back. on. top. of her fashion game. The Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo suit with the leg-o-mutton shoulders sent the fashion chattering classes into a frenzy, especially since she was the last one on the red carpet.

Some loved it, some hated it and some are whispering that she may be in line for a Vogue cover appearance.

Me? I'm loving it. Now, I know  we ripped Estelle for the leg-o-mutton sleeves on her dress in another post but somehow Rihanna made this outfit look incredibly fierce. Though I pray leg o mutton sleeves do not become a trend, it worked in the particular circumstance - the most high fashion night of the year.

Paired with the slimmer silhouette of a suit and the androgyny of wearing a tuxedo suit in the first place, it was a loud pronouncement that Rihanna is back.

Gone is the distressing jherri curl-esque, Michael Jackson-reminiscent hair do she had been wearing for the past few weeks since the battering incident.

Either her stylist or her style sense has gotten a hold of her once more and she is wearing a dramatic yet sleek version of her previous Prince-esque pompadour with some blond streaks for added drama.

Since then she has turned out in a succession of sometimes eyebrow-raising and sometimes fab but consistently attention getting outfits, including this one she wore a few days ago to go apartment-hunting in New York

Rihanna bustier nyc apt shop

Love the combination of the rough-edged look of the distressed jeans with the soft pink cardigan and pink snakeskin heels.

Another fierce outfit was the white suit she wore to the opening of Derek Lam's new store, which got her a favourable mention on the online home of Vogue magazine.

[caption id="attachment_881" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo credit: Sherly Rabbani & Josephine Solimene via"]Photo credit: Sherly Rabbani & Josephine Solimene via[/caption]


More on the actual Met Gala and the islandistas in attendance in a later post... look out for it!

1 comment:

  1. I love her style. It's so different. I'm glad she's not a cookie cutter type dresser.