Marie Lodi
May 07, 2018 4:44 pm

If the Met Gala is the Super Bowl for fashion, Rihanna is the star quarterback. The R&B singer, makeup maven, and now lingerie designer always slays the annual ball, whether she’s in an avante-garde Comme des Garçons floral look or drowning the red carpet in an embroidered yellow train. For this year’s Met Gala, Rihanna dressed like the pope, a literal homage to the ball’s theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Are any of us surprised that she brought this level of drama? Come one, RiRi is not one to do things in a demure way.

Rihanna’s papal-inspired outfit consisted of a strapless white mini-dress embroidered with pearls, complete with a matching, floor-grazing robe. Accessories included a rosary-esque necklace, hoop earrings, and Louboutin heels with pearl ankle straps.

Rihanna, can we make a confession?

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While her makeup was minimal (though she’s most likely wearing Fenty Beauty and Body Lava on her décolletage), her headpiece, which resembled a bishop’s mitre, did the talking. Jaw. Dropped.

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Thank you RiRi for bringing us to salvation.

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This year also marks Rihanna’s first time as co-chair of the event alongside Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney, though she has attended the event 11 other times since 2007.

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The Met Gala is not just an opportunity for famouses to dress in outrageous garb: all proceeds from the event go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. And if you’re wondering how much it costs to attend, it’s a whopping $30,000 a ticket. But that’s pennies compared to Rihanna’s priceless style.

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