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Rihanna's #NYFW Style Evolution: A Timeline

by Christopher Barnard
Is there anyone more eminently watchable than Rih in our current fashion moment? A recount of her various #NYFW guises below would suggest no.

2007: The Teen Queen Phase

Just call her @goodgirlriri. Here she is sitting pretty in a citrus bubble dress with OC sweetheart Rachel Bilson at the Zac Posen show in 2007. Possible ice breakers: Sidekick™ bedazzling, the can't-lose housing market.


2008: Nothing Comes Between Me and My Proenza phase 

Upping her fashion bona fides, Rih attends the Fall 2008 Proenza Schouler show and cozies up to icon Brook Shields; game recognize game.

Photo by Patrick McMullan

2013: The Lady in Red phase

The key to a fashion week after-party look is matching your dress to the red solo cup as seen here at Alexander Wang in 2013.


2013: The Weimar Cabaret phase

In here life is beautiful! Channeling a punk Sally Bowles at the OC show in 2013, you can't fault Rih for giving good reference.

Photo by Patrick McMullan

2014: Bucket Hat Bad Gal

One of the best photos of Rih ever, snapped at the 2014 Alexander Wang S/S '15 show. No pants, no problem. She's just Bad Gal.

 

February 2015: Hey, Baby Girl Phase
 
Dress? Children's top? Does it matter? The overwhelming evidence points to Rihanna being able to take a plastic bag and making it a showstopper, as she does in this whisp of a thigh-skimming baby doll dress at friend and costume designer Adam Selman's spring 2015 show.


February 2015: High Pony, Giant Coat phase


When in doubt? High pony, giant (Chanel) coat.



February 2015: The Serenity Now phase

So calm, so cool at the Yeezy Adidas show in February, which was one of the more circus like fashion week moments in recent memory, and what better seat mate for color commentary than Alex Wang


Photo by Emanuele D'Angelo/BFA.com

September 2015: The No Comment Phase

Enough said.

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