Rihanna lived up to her reputation as a fearless fashionista after she arrived at the 2015 Met Gala in a show-stopping canary yellow number that commanded attention and featured a train that needed its own postcode.

According to the pop superstar it was a case of love at first sight when it came to extravagant outfit, which was created by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

"I'm so in love with this dress, but the train is insane!" Rihanna told Vanity Fair on the red carpet. "I can't really walk in it without any help. But it's so worth it. I love this dress so much! It's Chinese couture and it's made by Guo Pei. It's handmade by one Chinese woman and it took her two years to make. I found it online."

When it comes to her style RiRi isn't afraid to take risks (who can forget her sheer CFDA awards dress) and although her Met Gala outfit choice has triggered hilarious memes, there are few that can get the world talking about their wardrobe choices like she can.

During her illustrious career the 27-year-old has evolved from a fashion novice to serving as a muse for fashion houses including for Gucci and Balmain.

From emerging singer to CFDA style icon, IBTimes UK takes a look at RiRi's biggest style statements to date.


Met Gala 2015
Singer Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York 4 May 2015 Reuters
Rihanna arrives at the 2014 Met Gala Reuters
Rihanna poses during the Echo Music Awards ceremony in Berlin Reuters

Feminine and flirty

Rihanna arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Reuters

Before the good girl went bad Rihanna went to the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York like this Reuters


Rihanna sports leather and spikes at 2008 American Music Awards. Reuters
Rihanna channels her inner goth for the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection. Reuters

Sheer ambition

Rihanna arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards at Lincoln Center in New York June 2, 2014.
Rihanna bares all at the CFDA Awards Reuters


Rihanna performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York in 2011 Reuters
Rihanna performs "Wait Your Turn" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles in a bondage inspired number Reuters