The singer and Fenty Beauty mogul stunned on the red carpet in this Guo Pei gown for the 2015 Met Gala. The theme of the gala was “China: Through the Looking Glass.” And as Rihanna noted in a 2020 interview with Access, even fashion icons can get pre-show jitters.
“I remember being so scared to get out of that car because I felt like, ‘I’m doing too much,'” she recalled to the outlet. “I was driving past the red carpet, and I was just seeing, like, gowns, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, like, I’m a clown. People are going to laugh at me. This is, like, too much.’ I thought that. I circled, like, three times, I’m not even joking. And finally, I was like, ‘Whatever, let’s go. Let’s just go….’ I don’t regret it.’
The internet was buzzing over her incredible look. And while the gown also inspired a number of memes, Rihanna could laugh at those, too.
“The frying pan with the egg,” she added, “legendary.”