We always knew that Rihanna was a queen, but tonight she dressed the part. RiRi made the entrance of a lifetime at the Met Gala when she showed up in her most regal look yet with—count them—THREE train fixers. Even with that teamwork her outfit required, Bad Gal still acted like the chillest person at the Met, casually Instagramming a picture of her epic train on the Met steps with the caption, "Present." NBD.
What's even more commendable than Rihanna's ability to walk in that train, though, is that she's one of the few celebrities—and the most high profile one at that—who opted to actually represent the Chinese fashion scene at tonight's China-themed event. Chinese couturier Guo Pei was behind her creation and has developed a reputation as China's answer to Alexander McQueen, frequently outfiting Chinese celebs like Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing and Fan Bingbing. At an event thrown in honor of an exhibit on Chinese culture and the Western world's sartorial interpretation of it, Rihanna deserves mad props for giving shine to one of China's most prominent designers of today.
Not to mention, Rihanna's dress also works on other thematic levels. Is this cape/robe a reference to Chinese emperors who wore yellow robes and were the only people allowed to wear yellow during the Ming and Qing dynasties? Is it a nod to the Gobi desert? It's just one more reason we should all hail Rihanna.
Vogue and André Leon Talley caught up with Rih on the red carpet, where she explained how she found the dress, how long it took to make, and more. Watch it above!