CFDA Fashion Icon 2014 award recipient Robyn Rihanna Fenty turns a year older on 20 February, and ever since she came into our lives, nothing has been the same.
This birthday marks the singer's 32nd journey around the sun from which she once drew music inspiration when she gave us Music of the Sun in 2005.
The Grammy award-winning artist has since elevated her career to new heights, launching her game-changing cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna in 2017, and then later becoming the first-ever black woman to launch a fashion maison - FENTY CORP - under luxury goods fashion house LVMH: Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, in 2019.
Not forgetting her Fenty x Puma offerings as well as the inclusive lingerie line Savage x Fenty, which have both seen success since their inception.
With 25 Vogue covers (across the various editions over a 10-year period), including six Vogue U.S. covers and her historic 2018 British Vogue September issue (again as the first black woman to ever do it), there's no denying that RiRi is indeed one of the most celebrated style mavens of her time.
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September issue of @britishvogue, styled by @edward_enninful and shot by @nick_knight, on newsstands Friday August 3. Wearing a @prada dress and gloves @savagexfenty lace body. Hair by @yusefhairnyc, make-up by @isamayaffrench using @fentybeauty, floral artistry by @azumamakoto, nails by @jennynails and set design by @tomotattle
She has taken a few movie roles too, including the all-woman cast hit movie Oceans 8 in 2018.
Usually the word "icon" is thrown around a little too generously into the hands of celebrated names, but calling Rihanna an icon could be said to be a globally acknowledged title as fitting as some of the couture gowns she's been the perfect mannequin for on red carpets over the past decade or so.
So let's take a look at some of the most memorable ones:
2014 CFDA Fashion Icon dress
"Do my T-ts bother you? They're covered in Swarovski crystals!"
It's not a Met Gala until RiRi shows up
China: Through the Looking Glass
In Guo Pei.
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
In Comme des Garçons by Rei Kawakubo.
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
In Maison Margiela.
Shine bright like a Diamond (Ball)
In Ralph & Russo and well... diamonds of course, at her annual Diamond Ball benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation.
Collecting Grammys before she stopped the music
(Just kidding. We respect her decision to go on a music hiatus)
In a red Azzedine Alaïa gown that has since been archived.
Styled by Mel Ottenberg in Giambattista Valli.
And then there was Fenty Beauty...
"My pockets deep. They never end."
Dripping in ice at one of her launches.
In Molly Goddard at another Fenty Beauty launch in 2017.
Valli for Valerian
The Bajan Princess showed up looking fairy tale ready for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premiere in Giambattista Valli.
And then she wore Valli again for the London premiere of the same film. This time in red.
2019 Fashion Awards
Fenty in FENTY.
Cheers! We'll drink to the star who's never let the b****rds get her down.
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