By Christopher Prince
Known for her daring and often controversial style, fashion icon and superstar singer Rihanna turns heads wherever she goes. MOJEH.com takes a sartorial glance at Rihanna’s most iconic looks from Instagram.
Rihanna’s visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi did little to hinder her fashion presence. Dressed head-to-toe in black and sporting a perfect rouge pout, she took the trip as an opportunity to test her posing prowess, creating controversy with her online followers who brandished her disrespectful given the location.
Echoing the late, great Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Rihanna lounged in a white pantsuit complete with signature Chanel pearl brooches and oversized sunglasses. Just beside her sits a photograph taken of Coco Chanel by Horst P. Horst in 1937.
In a nod to Jackie O, Rihanna looked over the New York City skyline from her apartment balcony dressed in a high-slit dress, complete with headscarf and signature shades.
The ultimate Hollywood starlet, Marilyn Monroe served as sartorial inspiration for Rihanna in this shot of her donning an archetypal Marilyn blonde wig and red lip. Marilyn would later serve as inspiration for the lyrics in ‘Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary’ from Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic in 2012.
Perched on the staircase made famous for housing presentations within Chanel’s Paris apartment, Rihanna debuted a complete Chanel look. From the classic blazer with pearl accents to the futuristic metallic finishes served up by Karl Lagerfeld for the Cruise 2013 collection, she incorporated the old and new with complete confidence.