Hollywood might have descended on Paris for the haute couture autumn/winter 2021 shows, but Rihanna is giving good fashion in New York. While Sophie Turner and Katy Perry rub shoulders at Louis Vuitton fragrance dinners and Jennifer Lawrence makes her red-carpet comeback at Dior, RiRi is serving up strings of pearls and lace négligées at Carbone.
The Fenty businesswoman’s Monday night dinner look was anything but low-key. Swapping out her favourite Amina Muaddi heels and new Luis De Javier pumps for classic Manolo Blahnik slingbacks, Rihanna strode into the Greenwich institution wearing a Vaquera pyjama-slip dress hybrid that played on the conceal and reveal look she does so well. With a Gucci velvet monogram bag clasped in her hand, a Briony Raymond jumbo Pisces medallion and layers of Vivienne Westwood freshwater pearls cascading down her black lace, the unapologetically sexy evening ensemble signalled her out as a woman who knows her way around an underwear drawer.