The world begins and ends with Rihanna, and so did Tuesday night.
At 9:30 pm sharp, the superstar appeared front row centre at her own Savage x Fenty fashion show, performing a dance routine choreographed by Parris Goebel that was fierce, fearless, and (in the parlance of Dance Moms) technically perfect. Kacey Musgraves screamed.
Ashley Graham screamed. Chris Rock looked, please. And yes, we screamed.
Fast forward a bit—past Gigi's magnetic strut in a boned black corset, past Cara's swish-swish with a sequined paddle, past Laverne Cox taking no prisoners in a Barbie-pink bustier and matching stiletto booties, past DJ Khaled chanting "Deeeeeejay Khaaaaaled," and into the witching hour of 2 am
That's when Rihanna arrived in an Alexander Vauthier couture dress and a matching aura of shimmering accomplishment. (There were also sparkly sunglasses.)
Being very lucky and very scared, we crept forward to commune with Our Lady of Baddest Bitches.