Emily Popp
May 01, 2017 6:48 pm

Welp, it happened. Somebody had to win the night at this year’s Met Gala, and it was Rihanna.

The fashion icon stepped onto the scene in a getup that kind of looks like the contents of our aunt’s craft drawer — and she just killed it. Crushed it. Slayed. Shut the damn door. Ended it all. However you want to say it: She won the night, y’all.

Rihanna clearly did her homework and paid homage to the evening’s honoree, Rei Kawakubo. The phrase “living artwork” gets tossed around a lot during the Met Gala, but this look truly deserves it. Her sculptural dress — or rather, “orb of fabric,”— is a Comme des Garçons design that takes the avant-garde theme to the highest of heights.

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We love that Rihanna didn’t cut any corners and went for arguably the most daring look of the night. After all, what else are we here for? If you can’t wear a giant ball of floral fabric scraps to the Met Gala, then where can you??

And while the outfit looks a little, ah, cumbersome, Rihanna seems to move it with such ease. She looks as comfortable as she would if she were wearing a fleece robe and fuzzy slippers. You know the phrase: wear the dress, don’t let it wear you. Well Rihanna just taught a master class in that little piece of sartorial advice.

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Let’s take a closer look at those shoes. They’re laced up all the way to her upper thighs. Those things look like they took a minute to put on, but the effect? Marvelous.

So, kids, the moral of the story is: You can always count on RiRi. Leave it to Rihanna to bring out the jaw-dropping, show-stopping fashion.

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