Rihanna Shines Bright Like a Diamond (Ball)

Benefitting disaster relief, the singer’s annual gala brought together Karli Kloss, Megan Thee Stallion and more.

After long week of catwalks, the NYFW hustle has come to a close. And thanks to Rihanna it’s ended on a charitable note. On Friday the bad-girl-turned business-mogul threw her fifth Diamond Ball gala, a star-studded soiree that saw the industry’s top ballers sashay on RiRi’s purple carpet.

But it didn’t end with extravagant getups (including bridal-princess-inspired haute on Cardi B, Shanina Shaik and Normani). To ensure attendees would be in a giving mood, the Fenty maven tapped Pharrell, A$AP Ferg, and newcomer Megan Thee Stallion to deliver high-energy performances. Joining forces with the Clara Lionel Foundation, this year’s Diamond Ball raised funds benefiting natural-disaster recovery. But the main attraction was none other than the hostess herself. Donning a Givenchy 2019 couture gown, Rihanna served old Hollywood glamour with a modern edge: visible boning on the gown’s structural train. After all, it’s her party and she’ll steal the spotlight if she wants to. See photos from the 5th Annual Diamond Ball below.

Rihanna in Givenchy 2019 Couture
Rihanna in Givenchy 2019 Couture
Shanina Shaik at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball 2019
Slick Woods at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball 2019
Cindy Bruna at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball 2019
Megan Thee Stallion at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball 2019
Rihanna wears Fenty makeup at at her Diamond Ball gala
Cardi B at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball 2019
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