Beauty & Fashion

Rihanna Proved That We Are All Her Children in Two Mother’s Day Looks

When Rihanna failed to appear on the museum steps at this year’s Met Gala, the question was not so much, “Why?”—she suffered a sudden bout of the flu, apparently—but, “Why not?” There are few people, after all, who are capable of conjuring a red carpet from a sidewalk, and a carriage from the backseat of a taxi cab, which is where the musician was on Sunday, May 12, drinking from a champagne flute before striding into the heartland of TriBeCa to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Robert Kamau

She was dressed in a longline Commes des Garçons T-shirt—ruched and knotted with a rakish, almost Jawara Alleyne spirit—with a Gucci Horsebit bag and mesh opera gloves obscuring fistfuls of rings. A$AP Rocky—who, much like Dua Lipa’s boyfriend Callum Turner, is the handsome scaffolding to Rihanna’s mercurial experiments in clothing—was photographed beside her in a cropped and rib-knit cardigan, suit trousers and sensible shoes. “Like iron sharpening iron,” is how Rihanna once described their mutual and kismetic relationship with fashion.

Robert Kamau

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