It’s safe to say that Rihanna changed the maternity dressing game forever with her bump-baring looks. Since giving birth to her son, the pop sensation is (obviously) continuing her style streak. Together with her partner, A$AP Rocky, the pair has proved that parenthood doesn’t mean you can’t be über chic.
Spotted on a date in New York City, Rihanna and A$AP served enviable style in sleek co-ordinating ensembles. RiRi wore a navy silk satin cone-bra corset top with matching figure-hugging leggings from Jean Paul Gaultier’s capsule collection with mega stylist Lotta Volkova, a black full-length leather trench, navy point-toe pumps, black square-frame shades and a black satin Dior Saddle bag.
A$AP, on the other hand, opted for a cobalt-blue shorts suit by Raf Simons, a white graphic T-shirt, black aviator wrap-around sunglasses and a pair of black and white Oxford brogues worn with white socks.
In the world of red carpet style, the Met Gala has been the place for celebrity couples to be seen together. Whatever the theme, many famous pairs have coordinated their looks for the stylish affair. 2019’s camp-themed affair, for instance, saw a particularly high number of couples who matched for the event. And with this year’s Met Gala rapidly approaching, Vogue is celebrating the spirit of the ball, looking back on the couples’ style moments that still resonate today.
If the Met Gala is a place for bold, one-of-kind fashion to be unveiled, it’s also a place where high-profile couples have made their red carpet debuts. Take Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who walked the red carpet for the first time together in 2016: The stars wore futuristic getups inspired by the year’s technology theme, Hadid in a space-age, chic Tommy Hilfiger gown and Malik in a Versace suit with robotic-style sleeves. For other couples, the Met Gala has served as a meet-cute spot. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met for the first time at the soirée in 2017, and now the pair are husband and wife.
Other famous duos who have been fixtures at the Met Gala as well include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner—who could forget the latter couple’s matching geometric looks by Louis Vuitton in 2019, which they wore just one week after getting hitched? Last year, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky set the Internet ablaze when they showed up to the Met steps in matching voluminous looks (Rihanna in Balenciaga, Rocky in ERL).
Below, see 23 of the best celebrity couples who have made style statements twice as nice.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, 1995
David Bowie and Iman, 2008
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, 2008
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2011
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2011
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, 2012
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2014
David and Victoria Beckham, 2014
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, 2015
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, 2016
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, 2016
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2016
Amal and George Clooney, 2018
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, 2018
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, 2019
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, 2019
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, 2021
Justin and Hailey Bieber, 2021
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams, 2021
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, 2021
Originally published in Vogue.com
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The young London-based designer Maximilian Davis has announced that he will be embarking on a new and exciting fashion journey as the creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Manchester-born creative, who showcased his eponymous brand’s autumn/winter 2022 collection during London Fashion Week last month, said on Instagram that he was “deeply honored” to be joining the renowned Italian label. Additionally, Davis, who was tapped by Lulu Kennedy to create under the Fashion East umbrella in 2020, shared that he was “looking forward to articulating his vision”.
Even before Davis, who cut his teeth at Grace Wales Bonner, landed the high-profile new gig, his harlequin patterned garments and elegant evening dresses had become an A-list favorite. Kim Kardashian’s outing in his plunging scuba body threatened to break the internet, and is up there with the all-time great celebrity rebound outfits. Meanwhile, self-proclaimed bad gal Rihanna has had several major moments in Davis’s designs. Her ComplexCon outfit in November, which included a show-stopping carmine halter from the spring/summer 2022 line, sent social media into a frenzy.
Below, six celebrities who can’t get enough of the Central Saint Martins graduate – and new creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo’s – designs.
The model attended the the Top Boy premiere in a harlequin dress from the autumn/winter 2021 collection.
The entrepreneur popped up on the ’gram wearing the designer’s deep-V scuba body.
Rihanna was spotted supporting A$AP Rocky at ComplexCon in a top to toe red outfit, featuring Maximilian’s sizzling scarlet Devoré halter from the spring/summer 2022 presentation.
Photo: Courtesy of Backgrid
The pop superstar loves a custom design and she pulled out all the stops for the 2021 British Fashion Awards. Davis created a bespoke crepe gown for Dua to wear on the red carpet.
Photo: Courtesy of Samir Hussein
The I May Destroy You creator looked a vision in one of the buzzy designer’s highly coveted gowns, at the 2021 BAFTAs. The designer told Vogue it was “one of the first pieces that I made in my bedroom before I applied for Fashion East”.
Photo: Courtesy of David M. Benett
Rihanna at the 2021 Met Gala. Photo: Getty
Rihanna nearly broke the internet last night, confirming the pregnancy rumors and revealing that she is, in fact, expecting her first child. While most celebrity couples choose to reveal the happy news via social media or spokespeople, the Barbadian singer and her partner A$AP Rocky did so showcasing covetable style at the same time.
The couple was snapped by paparazzi during a walk in the snow, and even without the pregnancy reveal, Rihanna’s ensemble would have had people talking. The mother-to-be was dressed in the highly popular shade of hot pink, in the form of a long puffer coat from Chanel’s fall 1996 collection by Karl Lagerfeld. Standing beside Rocky under Manhattan’s Williamsburg bridge, Rihanna left the vintage piece unbuttoned to reveal her baby bump, which was adorned with bejeweled chains. A Chanel chain belt was looped around her light blue baggy jeans, which effortlessly coordinated her look with that of her partner, who wore a Carhatt jean jacket over a hoodie sweater and paired with baggy leather pants. The Fenty Beauty founder’s glam was also complete with matching glossy pink lips, contoured and blushed cheeks, eyeshadow, and natural curls styled in a half-up half-down style.
This particular look is certainly the most iconic one in the singer’s series of maternity outfits which she has been sporting since before her pregnancy was confirmed. At the 2021 Met Gala, the couple arrived fashionably late in similar oversized ensembles: Rihanna, in a custom Balenciaga coat, and Rocky, in a multicolor patchwork wrap by ERL. Since then, the beauty mogul’s public wardrobe has featured a range of belly-hiding outerwear. What they lacked in Rihanna’s usual daring style, they made up for in bold colors. From a tangerine Bottega Veneta coat and a bright red Balenciaga parka, to a royal blue Martine Rose windbreaker, the 33-year-old wore them all. With the pregnancy no longer hidden, come summer, Rihanna may very well ditch the oversized silhouette to show a more fearless side of her maternity wardrobe.
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Amina Muaddi photographed by Pierre-Ange Carlotti for Vogue Arabia December 2019.
Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi has been named in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) and Footwear News (FN)’s 50 Most Powerful Women list. Created by WWD and Footwear News, the newly introduced list features some of the most influential women shaping the fashion industry.
Since launching her eponymous footwear label in 2018, Muaddi’s creations have been worn by stars including Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Gigi, and Bella Hadid, and Olivia Rodrigo. “Where I come from, we rarely think dreaming big is possible,” the designer said of making the list.
Muaddi with Rihanna. Photo: Courtesy of Fenty
Alongside Muaddi, the list includes Rihanna, Francesca Bellettini, president and chief executive officer of Yves Saint Laurent, YouTube star Emma Chamberlain, Dior’s creative director Maria Garzia Chiuri, Miuccia Prada, among others. The 50 women chosen are from various backgrounds, who have undertaken different paths to uniquely shape the fashion, beauty, and footwear industries with their impact. The alphabetically arranged list features a description of their journey in the fashion world, as well as leadership advice from each of them.
The footwear designer has a number of successful collaborations under her belt, including working with Rihanna on a Fenty collection in 2021, which also received the FN Achievement Award. More recently, she created a capsule collection with Wolford featuring a range of legwear in bold colors and Swarovski embellishments. The designer also partnered with ASAP Rocky’s creative agency AWGE in 2020 to create shoes that embodied both their unique styles.
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Tina Kunakey. Photo: Pierre-Ange Carlotti / Courtesy of Amina Muaddi
If there were a Fashion Olympics, A$AP Rocky and Amina Muaddi would have to battle it out for the gold medal in personal style. The two creatives are so full throttle in their daily outfits, sharing them on their Instagram feeds and on red carpets, that following along provides a thrill akin to that of a full fashion show. The good news is that rather than dueling, the pair are collaborating on a new collection of AWGE x Amina Muaddi shoes. The collaboration releases this week through a selection of global retailers like Net-a-Porter, Browns, Just One Eye, and On Pedder, and is sure to fly just as quickly as the shoes in Muaddi’s permanent collection.
So the million-dollar question: How will they wear them? Muaddi offers some ideas: “The gladiator is something that you could wear with something short: a skirt or a dress. The shoe with the butterfly, you can wear it with anything from jeans to a gown because it’s very versatile. It’s very elegant, but it can be dressed down or dressed up in so many ways.”
Rainbow gladiator lace-ups by AWGE x Amina Muaddi. Photo: Pierre-Ange Carlotti / Courtesy of Amina Muaddi
The collaboration is Muaddi’s first for her own brand, though she has also designed a range for Rihanna’s Fenty collection. “For me, it was important that the first collaboration I do is one that is special and close to my heart,” she says. “I wanted to do it with someone who shares my values and my perspective on creativity and design. Rocky doesn’t compromise himself in his work or whatever he does; he’s a perfectionist the same way I am.”
The butterfly motif is a reference to A$AP Yams and is often included in AWGE creations. Photo: Pierre-Ange Carlotti / Courtesy of Amina Muaddi
Those that have followed Rocky’s career will know this to be intrinsically true. Within the fashion world, he is one of the few musicians granted true insider status. When he’s front row at JW Anderson or Raf Simons — both brands have brought him on for collaborations — his take on the collection is as sought after critics’ reviews, and his personal wardrobe is the fodder of high-level fashion critique and endless Reddit threads. AWGE, his creative agency, has also opened up the world of fashion for a new generation of fans. Perhaps his secret is the same one many other designers have held true to: Don’t over-explain. “We don’t really talk about [AWGE]; it has a mystique. That’s the tradition of it. What I will say is, I just always was looking for outlets to express myself and expression is key,” he says. “I think AWGE was just another platform for people such as myself to come together and just create.”
A$AP Rocky and Amina Muaddi. Photo: Amina Muaddi
Rocky and Muaddi have been friends for years, running in the same circles of musicians, artists, and designers. “It has been so many years that we’ve known each other; it was only natural someday it would lead to something like this,” Muaddi says. Though ideas have been flowing between the two since they met, the strange year that is 2020 helped push their musings into reality. “Everything happens when it’s meant to,” she says. “It was a natural time for us.”
There is also a version that laces all the way up the leg. Photo: Pierre-Ange Carlotti / Courtesy of Amina Muaddi
The four shoe styles that are the result of the collaboration are a marriage of their personal tastes. “Even if we come from such different parts of the world and we have different backgrounds, we have very similar aesthetics,” Muaddi continues. Designing women’s shoes, Rocky says, came naturally. “I know what I like and don’t like in fashion, [and] I love what she does already with the shoes,” Rocky begins. “Amina has an aesthetic and a flow going, just in general, you know, I wanted to make sure that whatever we did it bridged the gap between both of us, and it moved cohesively. It was easy collaborating with Amina. Knowing how passionate she is about her own brand, and knowing everything that she puts into it, it was a no brainer going into this collaboration, because I already had the experience and was familiar with her work. And [she was familiar with] my aesthetic too. We have a mutual admiration for style.”
“It was just about incorporating his universe, his aesthetic, his visuals,” Muaddi picks up. “A lot of the inspiration came from his personal jewelry, and things that I would see him wearing. Even before we did the collaboration, I would tell him, ‘Oh, I love this. This could be so cool on a shoe.’”
The collection is grounded by Muaddi’s signature blunted heel and uses AWGE’s and Rocky’s iconography and signatures throughout. A crystal butterfly that adorns a perspex mule is pulled from AWGE’s recurring butterfly motif, an homage to A$AP Yams who “had a giant birthmark on his face that we said resembled the butterfly,” Rocky explains. “Since his passing, we always put it in our work, hearing it secretly, in visuals, or in clothing collaborations. I think it’s dope because it kind of goes with a lot of the other stuff that I have made previously with butterflies. People could kind of style those things together.”
A sandal features a crystal chain and AWGE charm inspired by A$AP Rocky’s jewellery. Photo: Pierre-Ange Carlotti / Courtesy of Amina Muaddi
A chain-link piece with a dangling AWGE charm is the pair’s rendition of Rocky’s signature jewelry. Moodboards reveal dozens of images of his jewelry, his outfits, his past fashion items — ideas that were workshopped between the two designers for months to make sure that each style is as authentic as can be.
Tina Kunakey. Photo: Pierre-Ange Carlotti / Courtesy of Amina Muaddi
That chain link shoe “is very sexy and fierce at the same time,” Muaddi says. “And then there’s the super-high gladiator. That is a special one.” With rainbow studs that creep all the way up the thigh, it would take a very daring dresser to pull it off. Luckily the pair provides plenty of inspiration: The actress Tina Kunakey stars in their lookbook.
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Liam Freeman contributed reporting. Originally published on Vogue.com