VOGUE’s 2015 MET GALA Special Edition Issue was revealed today and Rihanna landed the cover! See the photo inside and find out how much money the “Fight Of The Century” made…
Congratulations Rihanna! The pop princess landed the cover of VOGUE’s coveted 2015 Met Gala issue, documenting this year’s theme China: Through The Look Glass. She tweeted out the photo via Instagram with the caption,
“WOW!!! I am very honored to have this image selected for the new cover of @voguemagazine !! #metgala2015 #art #fashion #Vogue”
It was a no-brainer that Rihanna would land the cover since her Guo Pei-designed ensemble was the most talked about garment of the evening and made headlines around the world. It also sparked countless social media memes.
VOGUE Editor in Chief Anna Wintour sealed her approval, telling the talk show host Seth Meyers,
‘I really want to tell you about this dress. Because Rihanna is such a star. She surfed the internet looking for this, and this was designed by a famous, famous Chinese designer Guo Pei. It apparently took one Chinese person two years to make this dress.’
In fact, Guo Pei revealed to The Cut that it took 50,000 hours to create Rihanna’s “Magnificent Gold” dress.
“The focus and the attention paid to this dress will make it remembered by the world—[what] I want is to make them remember…. It is my responsibility to let the world know China’s tradition and past, and to give the splendor of China a new expression. I hope that people do know China in this way.”
Watch Rihanna gush over her ensemble with Andre Leon Talley:
As a reminder…
This is the second time Rihanna has graced the cover of Vogue’s Special Edition Met Gala Issue. She shared the cover with Beyonce in 2014.
In other entertainment bits….
Floyd Mayweather (48-0) might honestly be “The Best Ever…” promoter. All of the Instagram flash, swagger and showboating helped turn his “Fight Of The Century” boxing match against Manny Pacquiao, which he won by unanimous decision, into the most watched and highest grossing pay-per-view event ever.
DEADLINE reports that the #MayPac fight generated 4.4 million Pay Per View buys and over $410 million in domestic PPV revenue. Combined with all other revenue streams (ticket sales, international broadcast sales, closed-circuit broadcasts in bars, sponsorships, merchandise) the fight generated more than $500 million, according to HBO and Showtime.
Photos via Rihanna’s Instagram/Floyd Mayweather Instagram