Rihanna Returns to the Red Carpet in a Sequined, Strapless Gown

Rihanna Returns to the Red Carpet in a Sequined, Strapless Gown

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Rihanna made a triumphant return to the red carpet at the premiere of Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in Hollywood on Oct. 26. Wearing a strapless olive-toned Rick Owens dress swathed in sequins, the singer’s powerful presence was undeniable at the event, where she arrived hand in hand with partner A$AP Rocky to celebrate her release of the film track “Lift Me Up.”

The 34-year-old multihyphenate’s mermaid silhouette was completed with an unconventional fold of fabric that swung around her hips, creating a halo effect. She styled it with leather khaki-colored opera gloves, custom pointed-toe Giuseppe Zanotti mules, and Reza jewels — including diamond ear cuffs that peeked out from under her long, loose curls. Rihanna opted for a white pedicure, subtly accented by her bright shimmering eye makeup, and her sharply lined mocha lip offered a touch of sophistication.

The unfinished hemline on Rihanna‘s train connected her outfit to A$AP Rocky’s from a visual standpoint, as the 34-year-old rapper wore head-to-toe denim in the same shade, with matching sneakers and a crisp black T-shirt underneath. He, too, wore sharp diamond spikes in his ears.

British Vogue points to the connection between the Rick Owens fall 2022 collection Rihanna’s dress hails from — one that focused on beautiful shapes being uplifting during times of unrest — and the hopeful theme of the Black Panther series, which spotlights Black women as superheroes.

Ahead, get an all-angles view of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky embracing their fashion moment, then get details on the other incredible celebrity looks of the night.