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Rihanna Accepts Harvard's 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award In Fresh-Off-The-Runway Monse

Bad gal makes good.
Rihanna in Monse. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Rihanna in Monse. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Rihanna has taken it upon herself to prove that being a "bad gal" doesn't mean you can't do good. Last night, Rih was honored with Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year award, on account of the work her nonprofit the Clara Lionel Foundation has done to support education and healthcare in the Caribbean since its founding in 2012. The award came just a day after the news that proceeds from Dior's "We Should All Be Feminists" T-shirts will benefit Rihanna's charity, as well.

The pop star accepted her award in a fresh-off-the-runway Fall 2017 Monse look, consisting of a grommet-belted dress and over-the-knee stiletto boots all in the same gray herringbone material. The monochrome 'fit felt serious enough for the dignified occasion, while the off-the-shoulder silhouette and high slit on the dress lent a characteristically Riri sexiness to the ensemble. Paired with a slicked-back ponytail and simple Jacob & Co diamond earrings, the look struck just the right note for an entertainer-turned-altruist.

Here's the look on the Monse runway:

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Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images

Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images

And once more on our girl:

Keep up the good (charity and sartorial) work, Riri.

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