Rihanna appears at Met Gala 2022 as a sculpture – Footwear News


Rihanna, despite mass speculation, has in fact made an appearance at the 2022 Met Gala. However, as the singer is wont to do, it’s not as expected.

In a new video posted on vogueOn the Instagram page, the fashion muse is spotted as an interpretation of the marble statue of “Eirene (the personification of peace)”, a major attraction in the Greco-Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For the occasion, a digital rendering of a pregnant Rihanna dressed in an Alaïa lace bodysuit, “straight out of the cover of this month’s Vogue” (per caption) is in place of Eirene, at the center stage in this wing of the Met. The 3D version of the singer mimics the same pose and outfit worn on her May 2022 “Vogue” cover – except for her red stilettos.

Although she wasn’t physically present for the 2022 Met Gala, Rihanna has always been in the news for her decidedly glamorous approach to maternity style since announcing her pregnancy earlier in January.


Rihanna for the May 2022 cover of American Vogue.

CREDIT: Vogue

The dish Evening on the theme “In America” also saw a slew of celebrities filmed in built sets or mounted backstage at the Met. All were related or designed to imitate works of art belonging to the museum itself; Gwen Stefani and Bad Bunny were cast in murals, Rosalia and Quannah Chasinghorse were depicted in paintings, and Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s romantic kiss was depicted in the 1700s. Sevres porcelain.

Others were purely whimsical and playful. Sydney Sweeney pored over a museum map as he appeared trapped in a miniature gallery. Tom Ford approached a metal Jeff Koons sculpture of himself. A shrunken Jon Batiste played the trumpet surrounded by musical instruments in the ‘The Art of Music Through Time’ gallery. One of the more whimsical ones, however, found Cardi B dancing and fidgeting in front of the museum’s iconic Temple of Dendur.

The theme for the 2022 Met Gala is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, exploring the foundations of American fashion – specifically, identifiers of American style and individual designers. The exhibit will include 100 garments by independent designers and couturiers from the 1800s to the mid-1900s in the period rooms of the museum’s American Wing. There will also be “freeze frames” of film thumbnails in each room, showcasing the aesthetics of eight different directors: Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dash, Tom Ford, Regina King, Martin Scorsese, Autumn de Wilde and Chloé Zhao. Supported by Instagram and Condé Nast, the event raises funds for future exhibits and enhancements to the Costume Institute. The exhibition will be open to the public from 7 May and – together with part 1, which opened last september — closing on September 5, 2022.

Check out the live arrivals from the Met Gala 2022 in the gallery.

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