Rihanna was a knock out in a couture creation by Ralph & Russo at the Diamond Ball on Thursday (Sept. 14) in New York. The songstress showed off her toned physique in a black high-low ball gown paired with diamonds on diamonds as she made her way into high-end Italian restaurant Cipriani on Wall Street.
The third annual Diamond Ball capped off a busy two weeks for the Bajan beauty. After launching her hotly anticipated makeup line, Fenty Beauty, Rihanna presented her motor cross-inspired Fenty X Puma S/S 2018 collection during NYFW. Like her runway show, the signer’s gala was the hottest ticket in town, with stars like Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappelle and more turning out to show their support.
Music royalty Beyoncé and Jay Z made a surprise appearance at the gala, marking their first public outing as a couple since welcoming their twins, Rumi and Sir, in the spring. The “Hold Up” singer stunned in an emerald green gown, with her tuxedo-clad husband by her side.
The last Diamond Ball was held in 2016 and saw more than $3 million raised for the Clara Lionel Foundation. The “Umbrella” singer founded the organization to pay homage to her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite and to support economically-disadvantaged communities.