Rihanna’s maternity style just keeps getting better. Since announcing her pregnancy in January, the star has kept her outfit choices bold and colorful, wearing custom pieces and looks fresh from the fall 2022 runways. New fashion is cause for excitement, but last night while heading to dinner at Giorgio Baldi, the star revisited a classic collection from Christian Dior. Layered over her kitten print mini-dress from KNWLS was a whipstitched fur coat from the brand’s fall 2002 runway. Sequin long sleeve dress The ombré piece, designed by John Galliano, fades from magenta to tan and features a coyote lining that peeks out on its cuffs and collars. Eye-catching from the moment it debuted on model Raica Oliveira two decades ago, the coat is one of the rarest Dior pieces that Rihanna and longtime collaborator Jahleel Weaver have selected.
A collection defined by its eclecticism—the 50 looks reference everything from Peruvian Chullo hats to Hungarian floral embroidery and 18th-century uniforms—Dior fall 2002 is quintessentially Galliano. A long-time admirer of the designer’s work, Rihanna’s vintage wardrobe features several of the styles he dreamed up during his tenure at Dior. Long sleeve black lace dress When she can’t find her favorites on the resale market, she asks the Maison Margiela creative director to revisit his greatest hits as she did at the 2019 Heavenly Bodies Met Gala, where she wore a custom version of the Catholic vestments-inspired look he’d created for Dior’s fall 2000 haute couture show.
Not every event calls for that level of ostentation. Still, Rihanna wants her dinner attire to be arresting, and Galliano’s clothes feature prominently in her outfits to pick up takeout or grab a meal with friends. Back in May 2021, she was spotted in an equally arresting blue and green tie-dye coat from his fall 2000 show, while a night out in New York with boyfriend A$AP Rocky in June called for a spring 2002 slip dress in a vibrant shade of pink. Last night’s whipstitch coat was only one element in an outfit focused on glamour, and Rihanna completed things by layering on statement jewelry: Diamond earrings and rings from Briony Raymond; Sue Gragg’s bling dragon clasp pendant; and a pair of awards season-worthy jeweled necklaces by Patcharavipa and Djula. Long black lace dress with sleeves All the bling added to the look’s luxurious feel while highlighting a standout piece of outerwear from a now-iconic collection.