Rihanna didn’t feel so confident about one of her biggest fashion moments.
For that year’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme, Rihanna wore a canary-colored, fur-trimmed velvet ensemble created by Chinese designer Guo Pei that featured an epic train. Without a doubt, Rihanna’s show-stopping arrival was one for the fashion history books as the superstar claimed had the most unforgettable look at the event. (See the look below.)
As Rihanna recalled, however, she felt insecure about wearing the gown at the star-studded occasion. “That night, the choreography of getting in the car and getting out, like, we had to choreograph it,” she said. “Who sits at the door? Where does the coat go? Where do I sit?”
“I remember being so scared to get out of that car because I felt like, ‘I’m doing too much.’ I was driving past the red carpet, and I was just seeing, like, gowns, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m a clown,” continued. “People are going to laugh at me. This is like, too much.’ I thought that. I circled like, three times, I’m not even joking. And finally, I was like, ‘Whatever, let’s go. Let’s just go. Let’s just go.’ I know. I don’t regret it.'”
On the contrary, Rihanna’s look established her as a fashion icon — but the moment didn’t come without its share of memes. “The frying pan with the egg?” she quipped. “Legendary, legendary.”
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