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Rihanna’s Met Gala Style Through The Years

Tonight, May 7, fashion’s shiniest stars will come together at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 70th Met Gala, or Met Ball.

First established in 1946, the Met Gala is held every year as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

The Met Gala has a theme for each year and guests are expected to adhere to the dress code, with this year’s choice being “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.

With one of the three 2018 Met Gala hosts being Rihanna, you can definitely expect it to be off the hook. We’re eagerly anticipating what the Queen of the Met Ball (Sorry SJP) will show up in tonight, but just before then, let’s take you through all her past Met Gala outfits.


The theme for the 2007 Met Gala was “Poiret: King of Fashion”. Rihanna, who had been in the music industry for a few years at this time made her first appearance at the Met Gala.



Two years later after her Met Gala debut she turned up for the 2009 Met Gala with the “The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion”.

She strutted the red carpet this time wearing a trouser suit and entirely ditching the traditional long dress.


Rihanna’s next Met Gala appearance came two years later in 2011. It was evidently noticeable that her looks had changed since she had last attended.

While the theme for 2011’s Met Gala was “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”, we can all see that she definitely took that into consideration when choosing her outfit for the night.


On the red carpet of the 2012 Met Gala, Rihanna went with an all-black ensemble that matched her now darker hair. The theme for that year was “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”.

It was also one of the most simple looks she had gone for on the red carpet at the Met Gala.


In 2014, Rihanna decided to stick to her usual crop-top style but put a red-carpet spin on it. This look definitely turned out stunning.

The theme for 2014’s Met Gala was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”.



The Met Gala 2015? Rihanna killed it! The theme for 2015’s Met Gala was “China: Through the Looking Glass” and Rihanna did the theme justice by wearing a design by Guo Pei.

It took the designer two years to make and required a handful of men to help carry the train up the Met Gala stairs. Oh, and just for dramatic effect, she arrived fashionably late to steal the show.



After slaying so hard the two previous years, we were all waiting, with bated breath. Luckily for us, she did not disappoint but instead managed to blow away all our expectations instead.

While many celebrities shied away from the theme “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between” Rihanna confidently nailed it. A queen.


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