Did I really go to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday evening? Was Nick Jonas literally inches away from me!? Did I really just watch Beyoncé AND Britney Spears perform all in one night???
Yes, yes, and yes!
These questions continue to freely wander through my mind as I still cannot believe I was lucky enough to witness the 2016 Video Music Awards live at Madison Square Garden, with my very own eyes!
If you tuned in to the famous awards on Sunday night, you would already be aware that some of the show’s highlights included Kanye West’s four-minute speech, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Side To Side” performance, appearances by Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and the Final Five, as well as Beyoncé’s victory for the 2016 Video of the Year.
However, for us, the real star of the show, which celebrated the top performers and talents of today’s music industry, was Rihanna, who received the honorable 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Following recipients such as Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake, the pop singer received the prestigious award at a mere 28 years old!
And if we had any doubt in our mind that the star possessed the qualities to hold the title of one of our generation’s greatest fashion icons [which we didn’t], any skepticism was quickly defeated as no other celebrity brought the house down quite like Rihanna did!
With four performances and four looks in one night, the Barbados native proved not only how versatile she was as a performer, but as a fashion icon as well.
Take a look at RiRi’s 2016 VMA wardrobe below!!!
Pretty In Pink
The star opened the show with a medley of her hits, “Don’t Stop The Music” and “We Found Love”, in a custom Hood by Air bodysuit paired with Commes des Garçons shoes and Cutler and Gross sunglasses. Rihanna’s first look was a person favorite of ours!
Caribbean Dance Party
As for her second performance, Rihanna sang a mash-up of “Work”, “What’s My Name?”, and “Rude Boy”, wearing a pink, fur-trimmed bra, tailored trousers, army green fishnet stockings, crystal strap heels, and a statement white t-shirt turned hair accessory, paired with a durag.
The “Bad Gal” Look
Rihanna opted for her siganture “bad gal” style for her third performance in pieces by Vetements, Manolo Blahnik, and Juicy Couture as she performed “Needed Me”, “Pour It Up”, and “B*tch Better Have My Money” to the VMA crowd.
A High Fashion Finale
Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s final look included a tan and silk collared gown, styled with a brommet belt and matching shoes by Alexandre Vauthier. Singing hits like “Stay” and “Love On The Brain”, the fashion icon stole the show.
So effortless, so beautiful.