Shine bright like a diamond: Rihanna’s top 5 most iconic looks

Just last week Rihanna was made a national hero of Barbados as the island becomes a republic after cutting ties with the royal family and removing Queen Elizabeth ll as head of state.

In a ceremony on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mia Mottley honoured Rihanna, also known by her full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty had previously been named ambassador to Barbados in 2018. The singer turned beauty mogul and fashion designer wore a Bottega Veneta orange satin gown to the event.

Rihanna attends the Presidential Ceremony in Heroes Square, Bridgetown, Barbados. Picture date: Tuesday November 30, 2021. Contributor: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

To celebrate Rihanna’s national hero status, Fashion North has taken a look back at some of her most iconic looks throughout the years.

Rihanna arrives at the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York, New York. Photo by Francis Specker. Contributor: Francis Specker / Alamy Stock Photo

Rihanna is known for her show-stopping looks from the annual Met Gala over the years; she has graced the carpet in spectacular designs that have always embodied the theme. In 2015, she attended the event wearing a yellow gown by Chinese designer Guo Pei for the “China through the looking glass” theme.

Singer Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) in New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri. Contributor: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

She once again showed her dedication to the Met Gala theme when in 2018 for “Heavily Bodies” she attended wearing a bejeweled gown with a matching overcoat by John Galliano for Maison Margiela.

2ACEN85 Rihanna attending the Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London. Contributor: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Not only is Rihanna a Grammy award-winning music artist, but she is also at the helm of a fashion and lingerie brand Savage X Fenty. When attending the 2019 British Fashion Awards, she wore a teal green satin mini dress with a matching tulle overcoat by Fenty.

JJ3DW5 a _Rihanna 022 at Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets premiere’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Contributor: Tsuni / USA / Alamy Stock Photo

Rihanna is known for her over the top dressing and, that’s why when attending red carpets, she opts for maximalism styles, while attending the 2017 Thousand Planets movie premiere in Los Angeles, she opted for a Giambattista Valli pink gown (see above) with an off the shoulder neckline and puff sleeves and a beautiful train.

Another iconic pink look from Rihanna is from the 2015 Grammy awards, where she went on to win the best rap collaboration for her song Monster with Eminem. She wore a Giambattista Valli gown with extreme ruffles and silver detailing.

ETFX7D The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Featuring: Rihanna Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 09 Feb 2015 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com. Contributor: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

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