As a musical chameleon, Rihanna has taken euphonic risks from delivering reggae and dance pop to fronting motion picture soundtracks. As it turns out, the multi-hyphenate’s derring-do also translates to her sartorial prowess.
On the red carpet, RiRi has captured many a paparazzo’s camera shutter with avant-garde ensembles — take her 2015 Met Gala look, for instance — but it’s her fearless, nonconformist MO at the hottest clubs that serves up serious fashion inspiration.
Whether she’s hitting up 1Oak or attending an after-party during Paris Fashion Week, the singer/megastar has been spotted in the most versatile looks, opting for statement pieces like Prada’s feather-trimmed satin mules paired with oversized crystal-embellished Gucci sunglasses.
That’s not to say she sacrifices comfort for style; on more than a few occasions, RiRi has traded in her diamonds and furs for a simple tracksuit and her very own Fenty x Puma slides — Solo cup, included.
Instead of taking on the latest trends, Rihanna has backed a combination of both major industry players and under-the-radar designers. As a style icon, she also became the first woman to win Shoe of the Year at the 2016 Footwear News Achievement Awards, with the release of the incredibly successful Fenty x Puma Creeper.
Click through the gallery to see more of the ensembles — and footwear — that have cemented Rihanna’s place in nightlife fashion history.