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Madonna May Have Stolen Rihanna's Biggest Fashion Moment Ever

Jul 30 2014 - 9:10am

Love it or hate it, we have a feeling you can probably thank Madonna [1] for Rihanna [2]'s 2009 Met Gala ensemble. In an exclusive Style.com interview [3], Rihanna [4]'s then-stylist-team, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, called out the singer's Dolce & Gabbana [5] tuxedo as one of her finest red carpet moments, before revealing that it almost never happened. "That was a special moment because we went completely rogue," Mariel said. "It was a Marc Jacobs [6] year, and we got a call 30 minutes prior that so-and-so was wearing the same boots we'd planned on putting Ri in. So last minute, we went for plan B, and plan B ended up being this complete outlaw moment for both Rihanna [7] and in Met history. It was something special."

Well, the only Marc Jacobs boots we remember at the 2009 Met Gala were the thigh-high Louis Vuitton [8] pair Madonna oh-so-famously donned. Which means, if our instincts are correct, Rihanna could have gone down in history in a pair of teal bunny ears. Need a reminder of how that red carpet played out? Slide right to see each of the looks and decide if the fashion gods worked in Rihanna's favor.

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