Rihanna rarely appears in outfits that aren’t “Phresh Off the Runway.” Beyond her successful R&B singing career and business efforts in apparel and beauty, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is known for her innovative style choices and cutting-edge looks, which she brings to both the red carpet and everyday streetwear. Her willingness to take chances and redefine standards in fashion with her daring looks has remained a constant throughout her career, despite the fact that her style has evolved over the years.
Rihanna made her red carpet debut with the release of the two-time platinum hit “Pon de Replay,” matching the early 2000s low-rise bottom trend with a halter crop top and low-rise boyfriend jeans.
One of Rihanna’s most recognizable appearances was the sheer dress she wore to win the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year award. By becoming the newest face of Balmain and landing on her third Vogue cover, Rihanna completely controlled the fashion world that year, as evidenced by this award. Adam Selman, the leader of her design team, produced a jaw-dropping outfit studded with 230,000 Swarovski crystals, transcending and shattering conventional perceptions of modesty and female celebrity apparel.
In addition to reflecting Rihanna’s emerging love for men’s suits and the fusion of haute couture and high street, or companies that are widely available but have high price tags, her style at the time matched the tones in this album. For the 2009 Met Gala, Rihanna sported a sharp Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, gloves, and platform pumps, a daring look with menswear influences. This added to her overall edginess.
In 2016, Rihanna’s latest album, “ANTI,” was released. Since then, she has launched her own fashion businesses, such as the lingerie and cosmetics company Savage x Fenty and the makeup line Fenty Beauty. Although many of her admirers would like to see Rihanna get back into the music business, she will continue to defy expectations as a pop culture phenomenon thanks to her iconic looks and her media presence through her brands.