Two of the biggest questions ahead of the 2023 Met Gala are “Will Rihanna be there?” and “What will she wear?” Thanks to her statement looks, such as the unforgettable yellow Guo Pei gown in 2015 and the time she came as a Margiela-ified pope in 2018, Rihanna is an undeniable fan favorite. We don’t yet know the answer to those questions, but the superstar did emerge in New York City this weekend wearing a look that was bang-on-theme.
This year’s Met Gala honors the late designer Karl Lagerfeld. A-listers on the red carpet are being encouraged to dress “in honor of Karl,” and inside, guests will get a first glimpse at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” exploring his work at fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, and more. Spotted leaving a restaurant last night, Rihanna just so happened to be wearing pieces from Chanel’s fall 1994 collection, designed by Lagerfeld himself. She wore Chanel’s cropped faux-fur jacket (in black and white, Lagerfeld’s signature combo!) and kitschy “CC” logo sunglasses, which can be yours for over $3,400 on 1stDibs.