Yes, Rihanna Wore a Centuries-Old Trend on the Red Carpet

Rihanna is currently on a bit of a streak when it comes to amazing red carpet looks and, yes, you can blame it on her new movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. As one of the stars, the singer/designer/actress has been in the spotlight consistently for the last couple weeks, each appearance outdoing the last. And today, her Giambattista Valli dress left yet another major impression.

>Rihanna arrived at the London premiere in a scarlet dress that featured a low-cut, off-the-shoulder silhouette on top and extended out into a massive skirt. While the style star might be adventurous in her ability to test-drive every new trend currently in the zeitgeist, in this case, her ensemble gave us 19th-century vibes with its hoop skirt–like shape that billowed away from her body in an exaggerated way. 

>While the dress doesn't seem to have the steel structure of a traditional Victorian-era design—and thank goodness for that—Rihanna certainly pulled off an old-meets-new fashion look in her signature steal-the-red-carpet-spotlight way.

>Scroll down to see her latest ensemble.

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On Rihanna: Giambattista Valli dress; Jimmy Choo clutch; and Chopard jewelry. 

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