With six years’ worth of Rihanna’s frustration pent up, the internet is frantically waiting for her return to music at the Super Bowl halftime show.
It’s probably because she admitted to reworking her 13-minute setlist 39 times – or why the 34-year-old admitted at the pre-match conference with Apple Music that she was nervous to take the stage again . But, when it came to fashion the style icon knew she was going to serve.
Rihanna’s triumphant return began when the star hung on a platform B**** Better Have My Money in a red Loewe suit, which was almost completely unzipped to reveal a matching silk catsuit complete with a molded breast bustier.
While the star rocked the look in Messika Jewelry, a $72,000 Jacob & Co diamond watch and a 14-karat gold “Mom” nameplate ring from Beverly Hills jeweler XIV Karats, they were all overshadowed by her baby bump. .
Rihanna & Stars at Super Bowl LVII – In Pictures
After her Beyoncé-style belly rub revealed that she was pregnant, her reps later confirmed The Hollywood Reporter that Rihanna was expecting her second child with A$AP Rocky (the pair welcomed their first son in May 2022). Given that US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour rocked Rihanna’s maternity fashion at the Met Gala, it only felt right that the star would once again break the cultural expectations surrounding motherhood by performing at the live music show pregnancy is more popular.
It also explains why the star kept changes to her outfit minimal, opting for a pair of low-top, comfortable MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon trainers instead of her usual heels. The Loewe look – custom-designed by creative director Jonathan Anderson, said in a press release released by the Spanish brand: “Rihanna is a true icon, and working with her for the This stage looks to bring life. dream,” – was worn throughout the entire performance.
Halfway through the beauty founder gagged fans by playfully applying her Fenty Invisimatte Instant Setting + Blotting Powder to touch up her glam before slipping into the second layer: heavy red leather maxi puffy coat by Alaïa, custom designed for her by Pieter Mulier.
Fashion nerds online immediately commented on the similarities between her statement coat and Norma Kamali’s scarlet sleeping bag coat by late style icon André Leon Talley. Talley’s official Instagram page also seemed to compliment the sartorial tribute by posting photos of the same look, as well as some choice “Mirror” lyrics: “When the sun shines, we’ll shine together . He told you I’ll be here forever…said I’ll always be your friend.” Referring to the pair’s close friendship.
Mutual friends of the two stars also noted the style of the tribute, with stylist June Ambrose writing, “This was a beautiful tribute,” and writer Mara Brock Akil adding, “I knew it! And he liked it! She would love to meet Andre in the sky like the diamond he is!”
Of course, Rihanna also took the opportunity to have an estimated global audience of $100 million to populate her Fenty brand. After all, the reason the singer is missing is in action. Many thought the star would be wearing the brand, but instead she used her legion of backup dancers to fill out her outfits. Beneath their white hooded jackets that beautifully complimented Rihanna’s all-red look, each dancer wore sports bras, boxers and mesh tank tops from the underwear brand, which the star was quick to remind fans on social media be for sale.
Many expected Rihanna to announce new music after her Super Bowl show – as was the case with previous performers Beyoncé and The Weeknd. She warned us, however, not to get our hopes up, and any hopes of a “greatest hits tour” have been dashed with the announcement of a second pregnancy. But at least we know we’re in for round two of Rihanna’s legendary maternity style.