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Rihanna Channels A Young Britney Spears In Shanghai

During a recent outing in Shanghai, Rihanna was seen recreating an iconic look by a young Britney Spears.

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There’s a reason Rihanna is a billionaire. Not only has she dominated the music industry with eight hit studio albums and major movie soundtrack contributions, but she’s also revolutionized the beauty world with her highly successful brand, Fenty Beauty. This weekend, she made a trip to China to attend a Fenty Beauty pop-up at the Shanghai Photography Museum, staging a series of fashion moments while there.


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One look featured a dramatic black Mugler leather trench from the brand’s pre-fall 2024 collection. Another combined a preppy Dries van Noten skirt and jacket set, while yet another paired a Balenciaga bustier with Mark Gong baggy jeans and a leather blazer. But it was Rihanna’s bold red polo-neck dress that truly stood out. This striking ensemble boasted a shiny top and a long bubble skirt made of individual loops of red fabric. The skirt wrapped around her right leg, revealing a thigh-high slit with every step she took. She completed this avant-garde look with long leather gloves matching the vibrant red of her outfit and pointed red pumps.

She nailed her fashion take on ’00s Britney. Photo:

Anyone who grew up in the ’00s would instantly recognize this look as a nod to Britney Spears’s unforgettable red Latex catsuit from her “Oops!… I Did It Again” music video. However, in true Rihanna fashion, she elevated it to haute couture levels, making it front-row-worthy for Paris Fashion Week – albeit via Shanghai.

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