Trust Rihanna to turn heads at a red-carpet event.
No, this time it wasn't something see-through or barely-there. In fact, as dresses go, this one — the one she wore to the Met Gala in New York on Monday evening — was rather modest. A canary yellow cape embroidered with flora throughout, the pop diva wore it with nothing more than a headdress and a pink bra that peeked out.
Oh, and also the longest train ever.
The dress is "Chinese couture" by Guo Pei, a Beijing-based designer. "It’s handmade by one Chinese woman and it took her two years to make. I found it online,” she told Vanity Fair. Given that the theme at the Met Gala was 'China: Through The Looking Glass', Rihanna was reportedly one of the surprising few who wore a Chinese designer.
Naturally, the dress has spawned a number of jokes and memes, with Photoshop playing a prominent role. Here are the things people compared it to:
The Yellow Brick Road from 'The Wizard Of Oz'
'Beauty And The Beast'
Rihanna looks like a yellow condom. pic.twitter.com/gJ06Tq6N0z— ***Jaz (@jazzonce_) May 5, 2015
Did we mention omelettes?
Rihanna dragging around a cheese pizza on the MET Gala red carpet pic.twitter.com/4biajUPbnT— Beyoncé af (@nyainparis) May 5, 2015
Slay Rihanna ! pic.twitter.com/FCDHQeRjYA— Billboard HipHop (@billboardhiphop) May 5, 2015
A banana peel
I hate y'all so much 😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/oFSh7MLntJ— Blue Ivy af (@BeyLuvsDrizzy) May 5, 2015
The fires of Mount Doom...
Not sure we mentioned omelettes yet...
Oh, and Spongebob.