Put simply, Rihanna is an icon. Her influence spans across every major genre in pop culture, from music to beauty to fashion. When Rihanna founded her label Fenty in 2019, she partnered with French luxury conglomerate LVMH to do so, becoming the first house established by the group since 1987. She also became the first woman of color to have a label under the LVMH umbrella. Rihanna's red carpet outfits have also gone down in fashion history: Who could forget the Guo Pei gown she wore to the Met Gala in 2015, or the sheer "naked dress" she wore to the CFDA awards in 2014? But what makes Rihanna a style icon is the fact that she doesn't wait for galas or award shows to take fashion risks—her street style is just as enviable and impressive. A fashion chameleon, Rihanna isn't afraid to experiment, and loves to take pieces straight off the runway and mix them up to make the look her own. Flip through the archives, and you can see that Rihanna's look has evolved over time—but one thing has remained constant is that she's always been true to herself, embracing fashion in tandem her own sense of personal style.
Rihanna is photographed outside Bergdorf Goodman for her Fenty x Bergdorf Goodman NYFW party.
Rihanna looks sleek in an all-black leather ensemble.
Matrix vibes in London.
We saw latex grace the Fall/Winter 2020 runway, but RiRi was ahead of the curve in this little latex number.
Seen outside of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Rihanna attends the launch of her first visual autobiography, "Rihanna."
Comfortable and cute, Rihanna turned to neutral tones for her airport look. She topped off her casual ensemble with a large Dior tote that's great for travel.
In an all-white outfit carrying everyone's fave Bottega Veneta Pouch bag.
Spotted in Seoul, Rihanna pairs her Jacquemus look with Fenty sandals.
In green Fenty (via Instagram).
Rihanna wows in a white power suit at a Fenty Beauty event.
In Fenty before the BET awards.
Rihanna turns heads in head-to-toe Fenty as she heads into the Webster for the Fenty x Webster pop-up cocktail.
In a playful purple look.
Rihanna poses in front of her "Fenty" logo in Paris.
Rihanna hosts Fenty Launch on May 22, 2019 in Paris, France.
A Gucci moment at home.
Rocking Y-Project for Coachella 2018.
Stunting in custom Chrome Hearts for Coachella 2018.
Rihanna poses at her Fenty x Puma event at Coachella.
Rihanna attends Sephora's Fenty Beauty By Rihanna party in Milan.
The guest of honor heads into her Met Gala afterparty at Up and Down wearing Nina Ricci.
When your skirt is too short...wear it as a top.
Rihanna shuts it down in Dapper Dan X Gucci.
RiRi shows off her neutral-toned look on Instagram.
Attending the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show.
Rihanna is bold in gold while out in London.
Rihanna poses backstage at the Fent x Puma By Rihanna Spring/Summer Show.
In Sydney for a Fenty Beauty event.
Feminine AF for the Women's March.