Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Make Carpet Debut as a Couple (in Matching Comforter Coats!) at 2021 Met Gala

Rihanna and Asap Rocky

Rihanna and Asap Rocky

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Rihanna ought to train a masterclass in Met Gala dressing. 

The multi-hyphenate star pulled out all of the fashion stops as soon as once more on the Met’s 2021 gala, leaving jaws dropping — and social media exploding — together with her customized look. 

Rihanna wearing a big sculptural coat costume, that includes a excessive collar and flared hem, that she accessorized with over 267 carats of Bulgari jewels, plus a Thelma West ring and Maria Tash earrings. A$AP Rocky walked the carpet along with his girlfriend, wrapped in a multicolor quilted blanket look. 

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna

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The duo have been photographed posing on the carpet collectively earlier than formally changing into a pair, most memorably on the 2019 Fashion Awards in London. But this marks their official debut after PEOPLE confirmed their relationship in November 2020, nearly a yr after Rihanna break up from her boyfriend of three years Hassan Jameel in January 2020.

The couple’s connection “evolved” from a friendship right into a “solid romance,” a supply informed PEOPLE in August about music’s favourite new couple.

“This romance evolved since they were friends first. They already knew and respected each other and it has just grown from there,” the music supply defined, including that their preliminary friendship allowed for them to “build a great foundation.”

“They loved to laugh and have a blast together before they even dated,” the supply added. “All of that makes for a solid romance now.”

The famous person and enterprise mogul took a temporary hiatus from the Met highlight in 2019, skipping the style occasion to concentrate on her Fenty Beauty empire

As an occasion co-chair in 2018, the megastar completely embodied the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme in a customized ornate papal mitre (a ceremonial head-dress of bishops), worn with an opulently bejeweled, strapless mini costume and matching collared gown by Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA – 07 May 2018

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In 2017, Rihanna commanded consideration on the enduring Met steps carrying a straight-off-the-runway ensemble by the gala’s honoree, Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo, pairing the look with lace-up purple heels that she famously mentioned took “an hour to get into.”

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But her most meme-worthy, jaw-dropping look (which could be probably the most memorable in Met Gala historical past) got here in 2015. For the “China: Through the Looking Glass” occasion, Rihanna really shut down the purple carpet in a sweeping, customized yellow ball robe by Guo Pei, which boasted such a protracted practice that it nearly lined your entire staircase entrance of the museum.



Met Gala occasion organizers have issued a vaccination mandate and masks requirement for all attending the profit.

“Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking,” a spokesperson for The Met confirmed to PEOPLE. “We will update these guidelines as needed.”


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