Rihanna In Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano – 2018 Met Gala

Never one to not rock a theme, Rihanna fully embraced the ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ inspiration at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (May 7) in New York City.

After all, as one of this year’s co-chairs, it is kind of required that she be a fashion queen of the gala.

This Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano creation was a masterwork—and certainly inspired by the Pope’s garb, most notably in the miter.

Yet, there would be no Pope-like conservative modesty of form in this ornately embellished and bejeweled minidress with a built-in skirt. As RiRi has been into oversized silhouettes lately, the slouchy robe reflected that component of her style while still staying true to the look’s Catholic influence.

Maria Tash, Gilan, and Narcia Pheres jewels completed the gloriously thematic look.

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41 Responses to Rihanna In Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano – 2018 Met Gala

  1. sof May 10, 2018 at 9:12 am #

    As “on theme” as it gets.

  2. Samantha May 9, 2018 at 5:13 am #

    Rihanna, Priyanka, Cardi, Blake killed it

  3. Amy May 8, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

    The dress is too short and the hat silly (too literal) but I love the embroidery and the pearls. That must have taken HOURS. Crazy design
    The makeup is frightening though

  4. Maya S. May 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    Again, I think on anybodyelse, this would have been a no for everyone but it’s Rihanna so it must be great. Unfortunately it’s not. The makeup is horrible. The dress doesn’t fit and the whole thing just doesn’t come together properly. A hard no for me.

    • The original AB May 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm #


  5. Viral Vora May 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    I wanted even more! I wished there was a more elaborate neck-piece, I think she is going to find topping her Guo Pei look very difficult but this Galliano number had all the right things going for it. I wish There were some Red Rubies in there and a longer skirt or even embellished trousers – like I said – I needed even more than what she brought – and she certainly brought plenty already!

  6. Eni May 8, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    Worst makeup of the the night…

  7. joyita May 8, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Wow what craftsmanship. The headpiece could have referenced the theme in subtler way. But overall ensemble is great. And attitude.

  8. Maria F. May 8, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    I like the outfit, i saw a video of her strutting the halls of the Met and it was a fashion moment, much more than on the still pics.

    I am not a fan of the hair. I suppose the hat is tough to pull off.

    What i will say is that she always has fun with it and does not take herself too serious.

  9. MissQuinn May 8, 2018 at 9:04 am #

    I really want to like this but the length of the overcoat and the headpiece is throwing me off. I wish the coat is not hanging like that, and the hat for me is too distracting. Love the details and embroidery of the dress though.

  10. charlotte May 8, 2018 at 8:51 am #

    100% on theme like Riri always do.
    the ensemble is certainly bold. I’m not sure about her hair and makeup tho

  11. JK May 8, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    The embellishments are amazing, but what shoes is she wearing? Gray pumps? Really?

  12. Vizual Ninja May 8, 2018 at 4:24 am #

    on the fence, I feel overwhelmed and underwhelmed all at the same time.

    • Jas May 8, 2018 at 6:22 am #

      +1. Maybe it’s the colour? Or the length of the coat? But you cannot deny the amazing construction and detail.

    • Ariya May 8, 2018 at 6:24 am #

      While I am in awe of her, I can’t figure out this look. There’s something missing and something too much at the same time.

  13. Karina Vargas May 8, 2018 at 3:44 am #

    Bad makeup. Dont like the headpiece. Stunning dress choice though

  14. Carolina May 8, 2018 at 3:26 am #

    This sadly felt less like fashion and more like costume to me.

  15. lelaid May 8, 2018 at 3:08 am #

    Amazing. Just shut it down. This whole ensemble is like a work of art, the detailed beading and embroidery is just out of this world.

  16. Isabela May 8, 2018 at 3:04 am #

    I’m not sure how i feel about this, i actually think this is a little offensive

    • Susie May 8, 2018 at 6:59 am #

      Yeah…I feel the same and I’m not religious at all. Think it’s just the combination of the too-literal Pope hat and the extremely short hemline.

  17. CreoleLady May 8, 2018 at 3:04 am #

    Nope. I get off the Met theme train here. Ugh.

  18. Pedro May 8, 2018 at 2:48 am #

    MET’s Queen!

    Riri killed, as always

  19. Caitlin May 8, 2018 at 2:09 am #



  20. EmmaWoodhouse May 8, 2018 at 1:56 am #

    Yeah…this is where the theme gets weird for me. She’s always so on theme, so I totally get it, but like…too far, imo.

  21. Caroline May 8, 2018 at 1:55 am #


    • mm May 8, 2018 at 3:44 am #

      I agree, she came like the host should, knocked out the park

  22. Alba May 8, 2018 at 1:52 am #

    I’m a bit underwhelmed, maybe it’s the makeup- she looks so tired.

  23. JHH May 8, 2018 at 1:45 am #

    I love the over coat and hat and the commitment to the theme. I am not feeling the beauty look and the shoes. A gown would have been too literal and so I like the mini for the subversive element but the shoes are just a no.

  24. AnnieOh May 8, 2018 at 1:44 am #

    I love the outfit and the attitude, but I loathe the make-up.

  25. Kimma May 8, 2018 at 1:40 am #

    AH-MAY-ZING!! Much live for the queen of the gala.

  26. brat May 8, 2018 at 1:37 am #

    Makeup is awful. Hair is awful. As impressive as the detail of the ensemble is, she looks bad in it. Not flattering at all. She is still struggling to dress her new size. No, no, no.

  27. Original meme May 8, 2018 at 1:34 am #

    she looks like a female pope. Rhianna always brings it.

  28. Effieee May 8, 2018 at 1:33 am #

    From certain angles, this outfit slays. But front on, it’s a little too much, imho.

    Also did Rih bleach her brows?

  29. clippy May 8, 2018 at 1:33 am #


  30. AnnaBanana May 8, 2018 at 1:32 am #

    I only saw the top part of this earlier and loved it but can’t get on board with the short dress. There’s something just not as impactful without a full gown with this look. It’s very top heavy

    • Effieee May 8, 2018 at 1:44 am #

      + 1

      If the hem was slightly longer, even if it were just knee length, it’d be more impactful.

    • Alina May 8, 2018 at 8:09 pm #


  31. Christine May 8, 2018 at 1:31 am #

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    This is what you WEAR to a Custume GALA!!!!

    On theme!!! She rocked this so F——-omg much!!!!!

    Oh hail Rih!!!!

    • Christine May 8, 2018 at 1:31 am #

      Typos and all lol. Costume Gala!!! I’m living.

    • Mimi May 8, 2018 at 3:41 am #

      YESSS She shut it down!!!!

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