CULTURERihanna Is the Ultimate Fashion Iconby Chrystin Bunion02.20.17FilmMagicOver the past decade, Rihanna has gone from emerging artist to international style icon. In honor of the singer’s birthday, here’s a look back at the W cover star‘s most daring ensembles.1September 2005Getty ImagesThe rising star arrived at the Baby Phat Spring 2006 fashion show in a baby doll-style sundress with lots of eyeliner and nude-pink glossed lips.2December 2005Getty ImagesWearing baggy jeans and a crop halter top, Rihanna was cute and sporty at Z100’s Jingle Ball.3September 2006FilmMagicRihanna went for the glamorous, diva look at the Conde Nast 3rd Annual Fashion Rocks Concert in a metallic Zac Posen gown.4December 2006Getty ImagesRihanna sparkled in a white, Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress after winning Best Female Artist of the Year at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.5September 2007FilmMagicRihanna donned a daring new asymmetrical bob and a neon pink, mermaid-style gown at the MTV Video Music Awards.6October 2007WireImageRihanna visited TRL at MTV’s Studios in Times Square in a strapless bustier top, flared jeans and a knit beanie.7March 2008Getty ImagesRihanna was edgy and fun at the Nickelodeon’s 2008 Kids’ Choice Awards thanks to a new pixie cut and pink polka dot bustier top.8June 2008Getty ImagesThe singer played with color at the 2008 BET awards in a neon yellow Giambattista Valli gown and a playful purple lip.9January 2009Getty ImagesRihanna’s short, cropped hairstyle gave a little edge to her Jasmine di Millo ruffled dress at the RIAA and Feeding America’s Inauguration Charity Ball.10May 2009WireImageRihanna went for the men’s wear look in a Dolce & Gabbana tux with ’80s-inspired shoulders to the ‘The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.11January 2010Getty ImagesNewly blonde, Rihanna arrived at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in a ruffled Victorian-inspired Elie Saab Haute Couture gown.12March 2010Getty ImagesRihanna attended the Echo Award 2010 in a geometric high-fashion Alexander Vautiher bat-cap jumpsuit with serious shoulder pads.13February 2011FilmMagicRihanna switched up her hairstyle–yet again. This time opting for a cherry red, voluminous curls.14May 2011WireImageContinuing her love affair with scarlet, Rihanna attended the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art rocking a long, red French braid, rimmed eye make-up and maroon lip that perfectly coordinated with her sheer, embellished gown.15February 2012Getty ImagesThe singer looked effortlessly chic at the Stella McCartney presentation during London Fashion Week in a green silk slip dress, courtesy of the designer, with sun-kissed blonde shoulder-length hair.16September 2012Getty ImagesRihanna arrived to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in a backless white Adam Selman dress debuting, of course, a new cropped hairstyle.17February 2013Getty ImagesThe singer turned heads at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in a gorgeous sheer gown by Azzedine Alaia.18November 2013Getty ImagesIn a sexy Jean Paul Gaultier couture two-piece and coordinating head wrap, Rihanna was completely seductive at the 2013 American Music Awards.19May 2014WireImageRihanna attended the ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a Stella McCartney two-piece dress that showed off her perfectly toned stomach.20Getty ImagesRihanna in custom Adam Selman at the CFDA awards.21October 2014Getty Images for amfARRihanna showed some skin in a Tom Ford gown at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala. Her ponytail, long lashes and bright orange lip upped the overall glam factor of the look.22March 2015GC ImagesPretty in pink. The singer filmed an episode of ‘Good Morning America’ in a Pascal Millet jumpsuit, blazer and faux fur stole.23May 2015Getty ImagesRihanna attends the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a yellow couture gown from Chinese designer Guo Pei.24February 2016Getty Images for FENTY PUMARihanna looked gothic chic in a look of her own design during the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Fall 2016 show at New York Fashion Week.25February 2016WireImageShowing off her killer body yet again, the singer attended the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year event in a sheer, embellished gown and pointy-toed converse-inspired sneakers, both by Marc Jacobs.26Getty ImagesRihanna in Dior.27Getty ImagesRihanna in Altuzarra.28Getty ImagesRihanna in Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony.29Getty ImagesRihanna in Giambattista Valli couture.30Getty ImagesRihanna in Vivienne Westwood Red Label.31Getty ImagesRihanna in Dior.32Getty ImagesRihanna in Altuzarra.33Getty ImagesRihanna in Kurt Geiger.34Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images.Rihanna in New York, March 2016.35Jawad Elatab / Splash NewsRihanna in Burberry in New York, New York, January 2017.