Rihanna is an undeniable superstar. While the heavily pregnant Bad Gal opted out of the Met Gala 2022 red carpet, she left an even more lasting impression at the museum… as a statue.
Vogue shared an Instagram video of the “Diamonds” singer immortalized in marble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday morning, complete with some clever visual effects.
“The statue of ‘Eirene (The Personification of Peace)’ is usually the highest-profile marble goddess @themetmuseum Greco-Roman galleries,” the magazine captioned the clip.
“But now we’ve got @badgalriri, straight off this month’s Vogue cover.”
A digital replica of a Rihanna statue stands proudly in the museum’s gallery in the video, striking the same pose she did on the magazine’s May 2022 cover.
“Shut down the met in marble! what’s more gilded than that? Lol! Thank you @metmuseum and @voguemagazine for this historic tribute! y’all bad for this one!” Rihanna wrote in response, sharing the epic video.
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The moment was certainly “LegendaRIH,” as the singer’s Savage X Fenty lingerie brand commented on the post.
While Rihanna wore a red lace Alaa catsuit for her Vogue cover, the statue was cleverly detailed with the same floral lace pattern.
Fashion fans were disappointed when the “Umbrella” singer did not attend Monday night’s ball, as she is known for her memorable fashion moments at the event.
The theme this year was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” and Rihanna was a much-anticipated guest due to her recent daring maternity looks.
Understandably, the Fenty Beauty mogul who is expecting her first child with A$AP Rocky did not travel to New York because she is in her third trimester of pregnancy, and flying is not advised for pregnant women after 36 weeks.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala last year, with the “Stay” singer wearing a voluminous black Balenciaga ensemble with a ruffled black coat and plenty of diamonds.
Rihanna, of course, is no stranger to the glitzy gala; who can forget the yellow Guo Pei gown she wore to the event in 2015, or the Pope-inspired ensemble she wore to the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”-themed gala in 2018?
Despite all of those memorable outfits, we believe this marble creation may have surpassed them all.