Rihanna Is “Keeping it Real Simple” for This Year’s Met Gala

Celebrating the launch of her Fenty Beauty Soft’lit Foundation at an event in Los Angeles on Friday, Rihanna dropped some hints about her always highly anticipated Met Gala look.

“I’m actually just keeping it real simple this year,” the 36-year-old singer and beauty mogul told Extra on the red carpet.

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“I think it’s gonna come to what my makeup and what my hair is going to do,” she continued. “We wanna play with that, but I have no idea what I’m gonna do with that.”

Rihanna’s Met Gala selections are often the talk of the town and a hit on social media. Last year, the star closed out the Karl Lagerfeld-themed red carpet in a Chanel-inspired, camellia flower-covered hooded gown by Valentino with a long skirt train. She topped off the outfit with fingerless gloves as an homage to Lagerfeld.

The singer also spoke with Extra about her music plans. “It’s gonna be amazing,” she told the outlet. “It has to be — that is the only reason it’s not out yet.”

“There should be a show of growth, right?” she later continued. “I want to play, and I feel like music is a playground, and I want to have fun with it and show truly where I am at.” Rihanna also added that she isn’t big on musical collaborations but feels they have be “very intentional” when they do happen.

The 2024 Met Gala is set to take place May 6 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year’s Costume Institute exhibition theme is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”, and the night’s hosts are Zendaya, Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez and Chris Hemsworth. The dress code for the gala is “The Garden of Time,” inspired by a J.G. Ballard short story. Vogue’s Anna Wintour has also communicated that guests’ outfits should convey the idea of “fleeting beauty.”

Rihanna in a flower hood on the Met Gala red carpet.
Rihanna attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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