Rihanna is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. From her trend-setting off-duty style, to her beauty industry-changing Fenty makeup, the singer-turned-actress, turned-makeup-mogul, turned luxury designer is also known for her daring red carpet choices.
Her Met Gala moments—the yellow Guo Pei gown (dubbed the “omelette dress”) from 2017 and 2018’s Maison Margiela Pope-inspired ensemble—are arguably her most memorable, setting social media alight with countless memes. But the megastar, who makes a point of championing both major brands and up-and-coming designers, has an entire back catalogue of standout looks. Think of the completely sheer, crystal-covered dress—and matching bandana—by Adam Selman at the 2014 CFDA awards; the red off-the-shoulder gown by Giambattista Valli at the London premiere of Valerian and the City in 2017; and the frothy tulle dress by Molly Goddard at her Fenty Beauty launch the same year.
More recently, Rihanna has brought a tougher edge to the red carpet, with a sculptural metallic gown by Givenchy at the New York premiere of Ocean’s 8 and a one-shouldered leather frock by Isabel Marant at her Fenty x Savage launch last year (paired with her trademark shades, of course).
Here, Vogue takes a look back at Rihanna’s best red carpet moments to date.