The party doesn’t start until Rihanna walks in. In a typical RiRi move, her and A$AP Rocky arrived fashionably late to this year’s Met Gala. But rest assured, the singer and Fenty Beauty mogul didn’t keep us waiting for nothing—her Met Gala glam was worth it.
For her makeup look, Rihanna dipped into Old Hollywood glamour, sporting a bold red lip and a bouffant hairstyle under all the white florals she was enshrouded with. Rihanna’s bold lips are a departure from many of the looks seen on the carpet tonight. While we saw tons of pink pops, eye jewels, and micro-bangs, the star kept her makeup simple and classic.
Though Rihanna accessorised with false-eyelash sunglasses and white florals everywhere, this kind of timeless red lip is the perfect way to end a night dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld, a man who is most famous for his designs for Chanel. If Lagerfeld’s legacy were reinterpreted into a beauty look, we’re pretty sure that a bold red lip—a French-girl staple—would be the centrepiece. As usual, Rihanna wins, and we’re not surprised at all.