Rihanna Adds a Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Dress to Her Vast Sports Jersey Collection
BY EMILY CHAN
Rihanna is known for her love of vintage sports jerseys, from her Wu-Tang Clan football jersey to an archival TLC Fanmail number. Now the megastar has added a new piece to her extensive collection, in the form of a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier jersey dress she wore while out and about in LA over the weekend.
Emblazoned with “09” on the front in large red letters, the basketball-inspired dress—which is from the designer’s diffusion line, JPG Jeans, and was sourced via Archive Vintage—features a netted skirt and a racer back. Continuing the sporty theme, Rihanna, who is currently pregnant with her second child, paired the dress with a black varsity jacket and matching trainers. Finishing off the look? Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama’s Speedy Bandoulière 20 in red and white polka dots, along with a dazzling choker necklace and large hoop earrings.
Rihanna’s latest look shows how she likes to mix the casual sports jersey with more polished pieces. For example, when wearing her Wu-Tang Clan jersey earlier this year, she added a touch of glamour with a black maxi skirt, a pair of strappy sandals, and diamond jewelry. Last year, the singer teamed another sports jersey—this time sourced from Procell Vintage—with Prada opera gloves, Amina Muaddi crystal-embellished heels, and a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier parka.
Given her penchant for archival JPG, it makes sense that the latest addition to her collection is by the French designer. And if you needed any more proof that it’s time to invest in a vintage sports jersey, Rihanna’s the ultimate poster girl.