With today's announcement that Rihanna will be honored with the CFDA's Fashion Icon Award, it was officially confirmed: she's a style setter worth paying attention to, joining the ranks of past winners Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman. Her constantly morphing look already won her the label of style chameleon, but the prestigious award lets it be known that it's not just a short attention span driving her outlandish ensembles: it's a serious devotion to style.
Her onstage outfits are dazzling, but it's her fierce street style that has us on constant Rihanna watch. Whether you love it or hate it, the star has mastered, if not invented, the art of grunge glamour and punk-rock realness with unparalleled avant-garde combinations — and that's not even touching on her fearless red carpet style. Aside from her love of sporty separates, slick leathers, and risqué regalia, each time Rihanna steps out, we know to expect the unexpected.
After poring over hundreds of photos, we've honed in on the Barbados beauty's crème de la crème of street style gems. Join us as we gather major sartorial inspiration from the honoree herself, because that Rihanna reign just won't let up — like, ever.