Rihanna is a style icon, right! Err, wrong. It hasn’t always been this way. And we have picture proof, come see…
Rihanna (real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, fact fans) has the movers and makers of the fashion world on speed dial, with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Dontella Versace jostling to dress her (probably).
But the singer herself admits it hasn’t always been like this. Once she accidentally flashed her nipple and she had Sideshow Bob hair!
Rihanna even told Vogue (because nowadays she is very fashion and has bagged TWO Vogue covers): “When I cut my hair [in 2007] the whole sound changed, my style changed”.
Meaning she’s a lot like Samson of Samson and Delilah fame, only the exact opposite. In that Rihanna actually gets stronger and more of a super-power when she lops off her hair.
Anyway, moving on…
It’s during this time of hair cutting that Rihanna scored a number one hit with Umbrella – something Jay Z may like to put done to his rap, err, skillz - but Rihanna likes to think is more about the whole hair thing.
Since then, the singer has been careful to update and reinvent her style or, as she puts it: “Fashion has become more about taking a risk. When I am putting my looks together, I dare myself to make something work”.
Yeah, what she said.
Whatever her fashion formula, there’s no question that this Good Girl, gone fashion badass is one helluva style chameleon.
Let’s see how she did it and chart her rise to fame (plus those fashion fails) via the medium of a picture gallery. What fun!