Rihanna served again.
I’m no music expert, but Rihanna has classic songs, hit after hit. And the SuperBowl halftime show is a great reflection of that, with songs that really showed her fierce character.
Rihanna’s outfit complimented how energetic and filled with life her performance was. Seamless transitions between songs were highlighted and brought to life by Rihanna’s outfit change, a makeup touch- up and her undeniably fiery personality.
She absolutely slayed the game in her custom red Loewe jumpsuit (which Loewe boasts on their websites’ homepage), Alaïa (extremely) oversized puffer and gloves, and a matching JW Anderson red bra plate. Rihanna finished off her red monochromatic look in the MM6 Maison Marginal x Salomon Cross High sneakers. She truly stood out amongst her backup dancers, who were adorned in Savage X Fenty all-white outfits.
And I expected nothing less.
Rihanna is the queen of bold, monochrome looks. Just use her 2015 Met Gala look for example. Everything about Rihanna is bold, really – her fashion, her music and her entire brand.
This performance was Rihanna’s first live performance since 2019, so she really went all out.
In recent years, Rihanna has taken the backseat when it comes to releasing new music and has focused her attention more on her makeup line, skincare line Fenty Skin and even her lingerie/loungewear line, Savage X Fenty.
Fenty Beauty was launched in 2017, a year after the release of her latest studio album, Anti. Rihanna has been praised for Fenty’s diversity and inclusion, not only in the range of skin tones available for makeup products, but she offers a plethora of body types to be represented in photos modeling her products.
As the true star of the SuperBowl, Rihanna came out with a gameday clothing line celebrating her ‘return.’ Savage X Fenty offers unique products, ranging from simple and practical to elaborate and intricate, just like Rihanna’s personal style.
Even though the bright red outfit is just that – bright red – it still, when it comes down to it, is practical. The custom jumpsuit seemed to be easy to move in, and the Maison Marginal x Salomon sneakers are designed for hiking. Salomon itself produces sportswear meant for skiing and the great outdoors.
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Rihanna dressed the outfit up with her chic accessories, but it was still an outfit that was so undeniably Rihanna – the very definition of “Bad Gal.” Of course, she’s one of the biggest fashion moguls of our time. She knows how to wear ballgowns and frills, but she isn’t afraid to get with the times and trends.
Rihanna clearly knows that she is not limited to or defined by music, and that she can celebrate what makes her so beloved by the general public – her uniqueness.