Rihanna ditched her giant Met Gala coat for the after-party with a daring sheer ensemble

Rihanna Met Gala 2021 after-party
Rihanna attends a Met Gala after-party at Davide on September 13, 2021, in New York City. Gotham/GC Images
  • Rihanna went with a completely different after-party look following the Met Gala on Monday night.

  • She wore a slinky and totally sheer black skirt, pairing it with a black T-shirt and diamonds.

  • Rihanna walked the red carpet in a black couture Balenciaga coatdress with a black beanie.

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When Rihanna showed up fashionably late to the Met Gala in a large (and couture) coatdress, her fans were sure there was going to be a red-carpet reveal.

But the Fenty founder left that to her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, saving the outfit change for her after-party.

And Rihanna made sure to keep things interesting by going with a completely different look from her Balenciaga ensemble for the festivities at Davide in New York City.

Rihanna Met Gala 2021 after-party
Rihanna wore a completely sheer skirt to the Met Gala after-party. Gotham/GC Images

The beauty mogul still opted to nix any color but ditched her big coatdress for a slinky and sheer black skirt.

Rihanna paired the look with a simple black T-shirt, letting the diamonds that sparkled on her wrists, ankles, fingers, and choker become the focus.

She accessorized with a black clutch that featured a long, diamond fringe, and swapped out her beanie with another diamond headpiece.

Many thought Rihanna was going to skip the Met Gala red carpet entirely on Monday night before she arrived last at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibit.

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Rihanna attends the 2021 Met Gala celebrating "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." Theo Wargo/Getty Images

And Rihanna went bold for her first Met Gala in three years in a dramatic Balenciaga coatdress, which was designed by the brand's creative director Demna Gvasalia, according to Vogue.

In a rare move for the beauty mogul, Rihanna walked the red carpet and posed for photographs with her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky.

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna at the 2021 Met Gala.
Rihanna walked the red carpet with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky. John Shearer/Getty Images

The rapper wore a patterned, multicolored quilt - which featured yellow, blue, red, green, and brown squares - designed by ERL that stood in complete contrast to Rihanna's monochromatic ensemble.

He later took off the quilt to reveal a suit underneath, much to Rihanna's delight.

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A$AP Rocky took off the quilt while on the red carpet to reveal he had a suit underneath. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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