Rihanna Serves Serious Mother Goose Vibes Wearing Vintage Chanel In New York Ahead Of The Met Gala

The Bad Gal stepped out for dinner sans A$AP Rocky on Saturday, following rumours that she could make an appearance at tomorrow's Met Gala.

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The final weekend of April is upon us which means that tomorrow (May 1), marks not only the start of a new month but also the annual Met Gala. This year's event is honouring the late Karl Lagerfeld, who spent decades at the helm of brands like Chanel, Fendi, and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as his own label. For months now there's been speculation about which celebrities will be included on the prestigious guest list. It was previously reported that the Kardashian-Jenners wouldn't be in attendance after almost the entire family walked the carpet last year, however, Kim has since hinted that she'll be in New York. Others who may show up include Beyoncé, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna.

The Barbadian-born songstress all but confirmed that she'll be at the Met Gala on Saturday (April 29) night. Paparazzi cameras caught her back in the Big Apple after her long trip to Paris with A$AP Rocky and their son. She stepped out sans her family to grab dinner in New York with friends, wearing a vintage Chanel outfit designed by Lagerfeld for the French fashion house's F/W 1994 collection. Rihanna's fur-clad white mini dress is serving serious mother goose vibes. Ever the expert accessorizer, she topped things off with a matching black and white hat, sparkly heels, and double C sunglasses to make it clear who was responsible for designing her look.

Rihanna Dons Vintage Chanel for Dinner

The Chanel style has been earning Rihanna plenty of praise all across social media so far. However, as TMZ notes, PETA may take issue with it if the fur is real. Just a few weeks ago, the activist organization sent a letter to the 35-year-old regarding a coat she wore which was made from animals. At the time, they asked her to consider exchanging her garment for a faux one, giving the authentic one instead to those suffering in war-torn countries after losing their own clothing. It remains unclear how, or if, Rih responded, though she's never been one to shy away from pushing fashion boundaries.

Should the ANTI hitmaker appear tomorrow, it will surely be just another success in her long-running streak of stunning the world with her maternity style. Are you excited to potentially see Rihanna at tomorrow's Met Gala? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later for more pop culture and hip-hop news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.