RiRi knows how to slay at any event, and we hold this as a sacred truth. Whether she’s in a nearly-naked number or one-of-a-kind couture, she’s a fashion devotee through and through.
When Rihanna first emerged on the music scene in 2005, she was a fresh-faced, teenage Barbadian beauty “in faded jeans and embroidered linen blouses.” With her hypnotising sound and effervescent spirit, it didn’t take long for her to achieve rock star status, and while she was busy churning out hit after hit, her style simultaneously evolved to follow suit. She chopped off her hair off and dyed it jet black, and from that point on, her edgy, ever-changing image was perpetually photographed. Whether summoning her siren side in floor-length Azzedine Alaïa, putting a statement-making spin on Chanel, or wearing her own River Island collaboration, Rihanna has become one of fashion’s most exciting muses. In honour of her 28th birthday, we’re looking back at every instance where the Barbadian bombshell made our jaws drop.