Rihanna Just Won't Stop Cementing Her Place In Fashion History

We are so lucky to be alive at the same time as her.
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Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Do you ever look around at the pop culture landscape and wonder which cultural icons will still be obsessed over and celebrated decades from now, joining the ranks of women like Marilyn Monroe, Bianca Jagger and Diana Ross? Our money's on Rihanna, because whether she's whipping around in her own motocross-inspired designs or showing up to the red carpet looking like a literal princess, she's always show-stopping.

This was true as ever at the London launch of Fenty Beauty at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge on Tuesday evening. Wearing a frilly lavender dress from British designer Molly Goddard, custom-made shoes from René Caovilla and a diamond ring from Anabela Chan, Riri leaned into her femme side without seeming cutesy. 

Of course, her beauty look was no afterthought, and her blush, eyeshadow and glossy lips all featured undertones of lavender that coordinated with her frock. According to a post on Fenty Beauty's Instagram page, the tone-on-tone makeup look was the result of a combination of the brand's Matchstix in Unicorn and Confetti, which were both swiped over Rihanna's lids, cheekbones and lips.

Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

We can't wait for our granddaughters to dig up this look in an archive someday and add it to whatever their equivalent of Pinterest is. Just call Ri the Marilyn of the future.

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