When celebrities descend on Cannes, they intend to be seen. The outfits are more intense, more dramatic, and more beautiful than you can imagine; every celeb strutting their stuff brings their A-game. Rihanna always makes a bold red carpet statement, but this year at Cannes, she’s been on a whole different level. And Rihanna’s goth princess gown? It’s changing our view on red carpet fashion.
The sultry singer has taken the concept of “the little black dress” to places we never imagined. She flaunted her stuff (and channelled her inner Helena Bonham Carter) in a decadent black ball gown that made her look like a gothic Disney Princess. The custom Ralph & Russo gown kept all eyes on her at the Chopard dinner celebrating the singer’s collab collection with the company, appropriately titled “Rihanna Loves Chopard.”
For anyone who ever thought black was drab, this dress shows you exactly how to work it: the custom gown features gorgeous layers of tulle and intricate detail work that make it a wonder to behold. Not content to stick with simple, Rihanna accented the gown with a delicate black wrap that only emphasized the glam goth look she was working on. Add in a few jaw-dropping pieces of jewelry — from her Chopard collection, of course — and a must-have clutch, and you have an outfit fit for Cannes.
When your dress is this dramatic, it’s important to keep your beauty simple and statement-making. Rihanna went with a classic red lip, understated eyes, and matching red nails to finish off the look. It’s stunning, unconventional, and unforgettable — much like the divine Rihanna herself.