There seems to be some contention over whether Rihanna’s Costume Institute Gala outfit was a near hit, or a very far miss. Her Dolce & Gabbana get-up took the accentuated shoulders trend to a new level; and while the elements of the ongoing tuxedo trend worked well for Rihanna, the overall look was a little overboard for our liking, especially when paired with her somewhat masculine hair style.

Rihanna in Dolce and Gabbana MET Gala 2009

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Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009
Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala, May 2009

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