Despite all of the grandeur and “gilded glamour” of the 2022 Met Gala, something – or someone – seemed to be missing on April 2. Vogue magazine was called in to correct the error. A day after the event, the magazine’s official Instagram commented, “The statue of ‘Eirene (The Personification of Peace)’ is normally the highest-profile marble goddess [The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s] Greco-Roman galleries.” “But now we’ve got [Rihanna], fresh off the cover of Vogue this month.” A video of a marble Rihanna, 34, in the museum’s hallowed hallways was posted by the magazine.
Despite the 2022 Met Gala grandeur and “gilded splendour,” something – or someone – appeared to be missing on April 2. To address the error, Vogue magazine was contacted. “The statue of ‘Eirene (The Personification of Peace)’ is generally the highest-profile marble goddess [The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s] Greco-Roman galleries,” the magazine’s official Instagram commented a day after the event. “But now we have [Rihanna], who was on the cover of Vogue earlier this month.” The magazine published a video of a marble Rihanna, 34, walking through the museum’s hallowed halls.
Rihanna discussed how her “goddess” pregnancy style aims to be revolutionary in an interview with Vogue. “When I found out I was expecting, I told myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going to shop in the maternity department.’ “I’m sorry, but getting dressed up is too much fun,” she told the tabloid. “Because my body is changing, I’m not going to let that portion go.” I’m hopeful we were able to redefine what constitutes “acceptable” behaviour for pregnant women. Right now, my body is doing wonderful things, and I’m not going to hide it. This should be a joyous occasion. Why should you keep your pregnancy a secret?”
According to Elle, Rihanna was unable to attend the Met Gala due to medical considerations. She’s in the third trimester of her pregnancy, and it’s not recommended for pregnant women to fly after 36 weeks. Rihanna was photographed at A$AP Rocky’s performance at the Smokers Club Festival on April 30. It was Rocky’s first performance since his arrest last month for a shooting in November 2021. In a non-fatal incident, Rocky was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. A$AP Rocky’s was released from police detention after posting the $550,000 bond. His residence was checked for firearms as well, but the gun used in the suspected shooting was not discovered.
At the 2022 Met Gala, Rihanna was honoured with a ‘Historic Tribute’ statue of herself when pregnant.