Rihanna and A$AP Rocky arrived fashionably late to the 202 Met Gala in New York Monday, but the stylish couple proved worth the wait.
The Harlem rapper went viral on social media after he made a dramatic entrance before the event began. A$AP was caught hopping a barrier outside New York City’s Carlyle Hotel Monday afternoon (May. 1), using a woman to help propel him over the barricade.
As the Met Gala officially began, fans were on the edge of their seats, awaiting the famous couple’s grand entrance. Just when it seemed the most fashion-forward parents might have skipped this year’s annual get-together, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky emerged from their hotel.
Although everybody wanted a glimpse of her outfit, the nine-time Grammy Award winner kept her gown under wraps with a sweeping old Hollywood-style fur coat.
Nonetheless, Rihanna had switched outfits once she made her official red-carpet debut, donning another dramatic Met Gala look in keeping with her previous appearances.
When she arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rihanna sported a white Maison Valentino gown with a long, sweeping train. She also wore an eye-catching rosette-filled white top covering her head and upper body. Rihanna accessorized the look with matching opera-length fingerless gloves and cat-eye sunglasses with fake eyelashes attached.
Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky wore a Gucci fit in tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who was the theme of this year’s Met Gala. He donned a black blazer, a white dress shirt, and a red plaid pleated kilt with a train layered over a pair of jeans.
The couple flicked it up for the camera, and Rihanna unbuttoned her billowing top to display her blossoming baby bump.