Rihanna made her first trip to the Japanese capital in three years as the guest of honor of Dior, which staged a repeat show of its fall collection here Tuesday evening.
The singer entered the curved glass facade of the National Art Center Tokyo, where the show was held, wearing sunglasses and a denim minidress with floral appliqués on its flared skirt. Ornate, lace-up jacquard ankle boots and a pink and burgundy abstract print handbag completed her look.
Sitting front row with Rihanna were Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault. But since the brand’s artistic director Raf Simons was absent, the show came to a rather abrupt and anticlimactic end after its finale.
The last time Rihanna was in Tokyo was for the premiere of the film “Battleship” in 2012, and she said she was excited to be attending her first fashion show in the city. In addition to the Dior show, she noted she enjoys taking in the fashions of Japanese women.
“I love Japanese style,” she said. “I love the way they put it all together.” She added that the way Japanese women mix different elements and styles is similar to her own approach to dressing.
Toledano also praised Japanese consumers, saying they require a very high level of “innovation, quality [and] excellence.”
“They love modernity, they love fashion, but they want to do it with respect to a high level of excellence in the workmanship and things like that,” the executive said.
Rihanna will stick around Tokyo on Wednesday, when she plans to head out into the city to see even more of what the Japanese are known for.
“I want to go, not really window shopping, but I want to go around and check out the beauty products, the packaging…I want to see all of it,” she said.
Watch again Dior’s Secret Garden IV campaign starring Rihanna after the jump.
Rihanna was seen leaving her NYC apartment yesterday and heading to an airport (See pictures here). She was later spotted in Oakland (California) attending Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:30 PM PT, Robinson Cano will host Canoche – a night with Robinson Cano and friends to benefit the RC22 Foundation, a 501c3 public charity founded by Cano. The Latin-themed Supper Club fundraiser, held at Paramount Theater located at 911 Pine Street in Seattle, will include a night of dinner, dancing, recognition ceremony honoring the Seattle Mariners, live and silent auction, and a special presentation and introduction to the RC22 Foundation. Several special guests will be in attendance to support Cano during his first inaugural Seattle fundraiser including Roc Nation Sports founder JAY Z, Rihanna, CC and Amber Sabathia along with several Mariners teammates such as Félix Hernández, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager.
The Met Gala red carpet was shaping up to be a respectful but restrained affair of tasteful red dresses and flame-like silhouettes on Monday night. Then Rihanna appeared on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in an imperial yellow, fur-trimmed cape that was embroidered with scrolls and scrolls and scrolls of flora (and a headdress!).
“I’m so in love with this dress, but the train is insane!” Rihanna told VF.com on the red carpet. “I can’t really walk in it without any help. But it’s so worth it. I love this dress so much! It’s Chinese couture and it’s made by Guo Pei. It’s handmade by one Chinese woman and it took her two years to make. I found it online. I was researching Chinese couture on the Internet and I found it,” she said.
Check out more pictures from the 2015 MET Gala in our gallery.
After the event Rihanna threw up a party at Up & Down club. Celebrities spotted at her party included Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, Naomi Campbel, Madonna, John Legend, Alexander Wang, Justin Bieber, Mary Kate Olsen, Tyga, Kendall Jenner and more! Click here for after party photos.
Rihanna attends the “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Follow us on Twitter for photos and updates and check back later for more.
Rihanna took some break from her regular job as a performer entertaining crowds and decided to see Coachella music festival from fan perspective. Check out pictures of RiRi spotted in the crowd on Saturday and Sunday. See www.RihannaVault.com for more!
Make sure to follow “Rihanna” on snapchat to see more videos of Rihanna together with her friends (including Katy Perry) at Coachella!
Rihanna appeared at Jimmy Kimmel Live show! See a video of the prank RiRi pulled on Jimmy!!
Rihanna also mentioned that her new album is coming out very soon, however, it doesn’t have a release date just yet, but she wanted it to be out now.
Rihanna and Jimmy did a twizzler challenge and nominated Chewbacca and Jim Parsons.