Over time, Rihanna has established herself as one of many musts of the Met Ball. Though she did not attend the Met Gala 2022 and thus, we acquired no pink carpet look from the star, you finest imagine Robyn Rihanna Fenty will all the time discover a solution to make her presence identified — whether or not it’s within the flesh or immortalized in marble.
Since she’s within the third trimester of her being pregnant, the 34-year-old singer and sweetness mogul missed out on this 12 months’s Gilded Glamour festivities. Nevertheless, she nonetheless managed to obtain an honor larger than strolling up the coveted Met Gala steps. Vogue and the Met Costume Institute paid tribute to the singer by placing up a CGI statue in her honor.
The statue, nestled inside The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Greco-Roman galleries, was unveiled on social media after the Gala befell. The piece mimics Rihanna’s cowl for the Could concern of Vogue, through which she’s seen clad in an Alaïa bodysuit whereas modeling her child bump.
Although solely just about, Rih’s statue was put in place in lieu of Eirene’s (i.e. The Personification of Peace), which Vogue described as “the highest-profile marble goddess” on the galleries in its Instagram publish earlier than highlighting Rih as her worthy substitute.
Rihanna was equally as shocked and thrilled as we had been by the gesture. She shared the clip on her social media captioned: “Shut down the Met in marble! What’s extra gilded than that? Lol! Thanks [Met Museum] and [Vogue Magazine] for this historic tribute! Y’all unhealthy for this one!”