Rihanna in Dolce & Gabbana at the MET 2009 Gala

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

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
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

Click on the thumbnails below for more photos of Rihanna at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala.

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.
Author

Written by .

Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.