After an amazing Savage X Fenty showcase to close New York Fashion Week, Rihanna found time to host her fourth annual Diamond Ball fundraiser which took place Thursday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, with Issa Rae serving as the host & Childish Gambino as the night’s entertainment. The black-tie event is meant to benefit Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, which “supports and funds groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world.”
Before the event officially kicked off, the stars all came out to walk the red carpet, and hip-hop was represented well. Everyone from Meek Mill, Fabolous & Gucci Mane to Childish Gambino, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & A$AP Rocky were all looking dapper in their attire. The star of the night was of course Rihanna, who made her late grand entrance dressed in a ribbon-esque outfit from the Fall/Winter 2018 collection of Alexis Mabille Officiel looking stunning as always.
Last year, the Diamond Ball raised over $5 million dollars in support of CLF’s global education and emergency response programs around the world. This year’s attendees will be able to bid on a number of desirable items, including a JAY-Z On the Run II package, a Mariah Carey Vegas experience, a Fenty Beauty holiday bundle and more.
Click on the gallery to see all the pictures from those who slayed the red carpet.