Rihanna and Her Famous Friends Shined Bright at the Diamond Ball

See what Normani, Slick Woods, Cardi B and more wore to the charity event.
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Rihanna in Givenchy Haute Couture at Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Rihanna in Givenchy Haute Couture at Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

It's was a busy week for Rihanna. On Tuesday, the singer-turned-designer presented her latest collection of lingerie with a star-studded show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. And on Thursday, she hosted her fifth annual Diamond Ball, a glamorous gathering she set up to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, the non-profit she founded in 2012.

Seth Meyers led the festivities, which were held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, while Pharrell Williams and DJ Khaled performed. This year's event honored American civil rights activist, Shaun King, and Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, who were in attendance among top models and musicians.

For the black-tie occasion, RiRi went full old Hollywood glamor in a sumptuous Givenchy Haute Couture black velvet gown with an exaggerated mermaid bottom. The skintight ensemble featured a turtleneck and long sleeves. Cardi B was aptly dressed for the ball in a princess-worthy tiered light pink Georges Hobeika couture gown, while pop's latest "it" girl, Normani, shined in a silver J'aton Couture. Other appearances included Karlie Kloss in Dior, A$AP Rocky in Raf Simons and Paula Patton in Valentino. 

Click through the gallery below to see all the best looks from Rihanna's 2019 Diamond Ball.

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