In an interview with Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief was asked about Rihanna‘s style and she weighed in with enthusiasm. Illustrating Rihanna’s genuine love of fashion, she told an interesting anecdote about the making of Rihanna’s Met Gala 2018 dress, an ornate, two-tier dress designed by John Galliano that featured a pope’s mitre.
“I can never get enough of Rihanna’s style,” she stated, and added, “The two opportunities beyond the cover shoots that we’ve done with Rihanna that I was able to work with her closely was the time she performed at the Met, and this past year when she was a co-chair. She asked Galliano to design a look which was an homage to the Catholic church.
“And she had the look she wore on the red carpet she had made in three different fabrics. She had it made in cream, she had it made in grey and she had it made in black. Each one was completely finished, completely perfect and there was a paper tiara made to go with it so it was obviously an homage to the holy father of the Catholic church. Whether the Catholic church saw it that way, I’m not so sure. She and John worked together so closely on that. Rihanna has a real love for fashion. How lucky are we to enjoy it?”
As to where the dresses reside, one assumes all three are safely stored in an archive somewhere though whether or not the black and grey version will ever see the light of day is another question. We can only hope they’ll be shown at a museum exhibit dedicated to Rihanna’s fashion some time in the future (you know eventually it will happen).
Wintour also weighs in on women’s wish for comfort and the rise of sneakers and “grounded footwear.” She also provided some tips on building a wardrobe and whether or not art intersects with fashion, an explanation that included a mention of New York designer Pyer Moss.
Check out the exchange below.
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