Rihanna made a fashion and social justice related statement with her look at the 2021 Met Gala. Monday (September 13), moments before the red carpet wraps up, the singer and her boyfriend, A $ AP Rocky, get together. are featured at the event and immediately became the talk of the town. Pulling on an oversized all-black Balenciaga coat and matching hat, Rih took the time to answer a question about the inspiration behind this year’s look.
“Well, I wanted a look that looked very powerful, yet feminine, but like a black hoodie, which is usually the thing that we are incriminated by as black people,” she told reporter Gia. Peppers, which represented Gasoline.
“I wanted to strengthen that and take it and make it mine and make it trendy.” As for her makeup, the singer wore several products from none other than her own Fenty Beauty cosmetics line.
Rocky, meanwhile, stepped on the carpet with a colorful quilt, which he dropped to reveal his fitted suit. The two were the last celebrities to arrive at the gala, which also saw appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Teyana Taylor and Keke Palmer, who channeled her inner Diana Ross.
Also at the 2021 Met Gala, a group of black designers were able to attend the event after an invitation from Lewis Hamilton. As previously reported by REVOLT, the veteran brought emerging fashion designers Kenneth Nicholson, Theophilio and Jason Rembert with him to the gala.
“The Met is the biggest fashion event of the year, and for that theme, I wanted to create something that made sense and that would spark a conversation,” said Hamilton. Vogue. “So when people see us all together, it’ll put these black designers at the forefront of minds. “
Watch below to see Rihanna discussing her 2021 Met Gala look.