The global human rights lawyer, who's been noted for her sophisticated sense of style, opted to wear Richard Quinn for her ensemble that night, the dramatic floral pattern well within the gala's theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
The annual Met Gala, which will take place on Monday night at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is always the most unpredictable of celebrity style parades.
When the Met Gala takes place in the States today, Riri will take center stage as she co-hosts with Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney. "So my question is, who would you never invite back to the Met Gala?".
She strutted the red carpet this time wearing a trouser suit and entirely ditching the traditional long dress. "It's always an over-the-top night, so a year ago, I just made a decision to keep it simple and sleek in Vivienne Westwood", she wrote. While the event won't be televised, viewers will be able to live stream the Met Gala red carpet on their smart devices.
For 2012's "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" theme, Rihanna slithered onto the carpet in a sexy, sultry Tom Ford crocodile-embossed leather dress.
"Among the world's most preeminent fashion events, The Met Gala brings together the very best of art and fashion", said Getty Images Global Vice President of Entertainment, Kirstin Benson.
The Met Gala 2015?
Two years earlier was when Rihanna really cemented herself as a Met Gala star, channeling the event's theme of "China: Through the Looking Glass" in a breathtaking, embroidered canary-yellow gown by Chinese couturier Guo Pei. While some shied away from the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between" theme, RiRi was all in, sporting an eye-catching, avant-garde look off the Comme des Garçons Fall 2016 RTW runway. You can also pay the Met Gala a seven-figure sum to have your name up in lights for the night, as well as at the exhibition that follows. Oh, and just for dramatic effect, she arrived fashionably late to steal the show. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.