Red Carpet Classic Showdown: Beyoncé vs. Rihanna

Posted on April 16, 2020


Can you even handle all of it? Because typical for these ladies, they are serving a LOT.


Beyoncé at the Tidal X Brooklyn benefit in Walter Mendez, October 2017

Beyonce doesn’t really do the red carpet thing unless it really suits her needs. And while she’s more than established herself as a fashion icon because of her highly curated iconic image, her forte is more in performative fashion. Stage wear and costumes. She was never, in our opinion, a fashionista in the truest sense of the word. Her street style and her red carpet style have always been a bit iffy, often bordering on the tacky. Which is kind of why we love this look so much. She’s leaning into the tacky, serving up an almost comic book version of it. It’s so over-the-top and yet so right for her. The colors look stunning on her.



Rihanna in Givenchy at the “Ocean’s 8” world premiere, June 2018

Ri, on the other hand, is your high-fashion girl. She was always a fashionista, long before she became an actual fashion industry powerhouse. She likes challenging shapes, bold colors, and unusual textures. This gorgeously odd Givenchy in a sci-fi metallic with tons of volume is, in many ways, the quintessential Rihanna high-fashion look. Girlfriend goes for drama as well as fashionista cred, combining a sense of style with a performer’s natural knack for grabbing attention.

So, which one’s it gonna be, hotshot? Which diva is setting you aflame?


Red Carpet Classic Showdown: Beyoncé vs. Rihanna

Beyoncé in Walter Mendez
Rihanna in Givenchy
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Style Credits:
Beyoncé: Custom Walter Mendez Green Gown with a Thigh-high Slit and a Plum-colored Faux Fur Stole Alexander Wang x Judith Leiber ‘Money Roll’ Clutch Studded with 10,263 Swarovski Crystals in Shades of Black, Clear, Gunmetal and Green | Lorraine Schwartz Earrings
Styled by Zerina Akers

Rihanna: Givenchy Metallic Pleated Dress with Ruffle Detailing from the Fall 2018 Collection | Le Vian Rings | Bulgari Jewelry | Judith Leiber Clutch | Manolo Blahnik Sandals
Styled by Mel Ottenberg | Hair by Yusef | Makeup by Priscilla Ono | Nails by Maria Salandra


[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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