After last night’s Met Gala, when Rihanna swanned in wearing a silvery gown and coat by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, replete with a sky-scraping pope’s hat by Stephen Jones millinery, there was no telling how she’d top it at her annual after-party. The singer took to what is her now-standard post-Met uniform: elevated PJs. The combination was equal parts cozy and laid back, in stark contrast to her take on ceremonial garb, and felt all the more primed for indulgence (not to mention, a fashionably late arrival).
Just shy of 3 A.M., Rihanna sauntered into Up & Down—and the look was well worth the wait. The singer shimmied in sporting a glitter-flecked grandpa cardigan of silver lurex, styled sans bra with devil-may-care attitude and matching wide-leg trousers by Nina Ricci that could quite literally breeze past all of those paparazzi photographers eagerly awaiting her arrival. The sparkling separates were not only comfy, they were polished enough to go from gala to after-party and back to bed again without missing a beat.
Sharp square-toed boots were a nice, structured foil to all that lurex, and her angular shades, too, helped inject the more casual message with a welcome sense of bad gal edge. Rihanna strung on a tangle of diamond necklaces bearing the cross around her neck in keeping with the divine red carpet dress code.