Rihanna remains one of the few celebrities who can practically make any type of clothing work. However, this is a fact that she doesn’t always believe in since there are times when she would doubt herself, including during the 2015 Met Gala.
At the time, Met Gala’s theme was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ which saw a lot of A-listers bringing their A-game to the event. Fashion gurus are always on the lookout for the best and worst dressed in high-profile bashes like this one, so it may be nerve-wracking for a lot of stars.
Rihanna, for one, felt terrified to walk the prestigious runway in 2015. The singer donned a custom Guo Pei yellow gown that weighed a whopping 55 pounds! Of course, the cape dress was undeniably one of the standouts so it definitely was hard not to remember this outfit.
While we can all agree that Rihanna slayed the red carpet with the couture, she recently admitted that she felt so scared to grace the event that she drove by the Met Gala thrice before finally mustering her courage to attend. Apparently, the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker thought she was being over-the-top after seeing other celebrities on the red carpet.
She felt that she looked like a clown and feared that people may laugh at her once they see her. However, the Barbadian singer eventually just let it go and decided to carry herself with utmost class and grace.
Rihanna need not worry in the first place because a lot of people think that she undoubtedly rocked the yellow gown! In fact, many outlets touted her as one of the best dressed of the night!
Who is The Designer?
Once Rihanna stepped on the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, all eyes were on her as she stunned in a scene-stealing gown that was filled with embroidered flora that contrasted the red carpet. In a 2015 interview, the Fenty Beauty founder revealed that she was so in love with the dress but that the train was just so huge!
Apparently, she couldn’t walk in it without help. Rihanna also shared that she researched the designer online and found that Guo Pei finished the dress in two years. More impressively, the 32-year-old was one of the few who chose to wear the creation of a Chinese designer.
Guo Pei is actually famous among Asians and has been a go-to designer of Zhang Ziyi and Li Bingbing. Two of the designer’s dresses were also displayed at the Met exhibition.