Like the rest of the fashion world, Rihanna is on a Y2K streak, as evidenced by her latest evening wear. For dinner at Carbone with A$AP Rocky on Friday, the Fenty icon selected another bomber jacket, this one courtesy of R13, which she paired with a vintage Mets t-shirt. Adding a touch of glamor to her look: a pair of crystal-strapped leather sandals by Amina Muaddi and a Dior choker from John Galliano’s fall 2004 collection, which nodded to vogueEdwardian Illustrated Covers.
It’s Rihanna’s choice of denim, however, that makes the outfit so compelling: a pair of rhinestone-studded Martine Rose jeans in a mid-rise style that might have come straight out of Lorelai Gilmore’s messy Stars Hollow closet circa 2003 Rih has long been enamored with the British designer’s designs, frequently wearing her double-breasted blazers and football shirts after Demna Gvasalia hired Rose as a consultant to Balenciaga in 2015. In the summer of 2021, the mogul the lingerie wore the brand’s highlighter green leather pants on several occasions, again with Amina Muaddi sandals (apparently Rihanna’s take on sensible off-road shoes).
“I like goofy people, I like goofy things,” Rose said. vogue of his creations. “Madness is in every element. It’s the casting, it’s the cut, it’s the fabrics, it’s the way we show. This is the main. The essential – except for sex, which is perhaps the greatest source of inspiration for her deliberately perverse collections. “Kink, sexy – sex really matters…Honestly, so many times I’ve been like, ‘Holy shit, is this too much?’ But I still think it’s a great place for me, and a great place for Rihanna too.