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Look of the Day: Rihanna's Most Influential Style

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Check out Rihanna's shaved 'do and dangle earrings at Time's Most Influential party. (Getty)
"She's one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most liked, most listened to, most followed, most impressive artists at work today," Stella McCartney wrote of Rihanna for Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" feature. "But she does it in her own stride." It wouldn't be a stretch to say the same about the pop star's style.

For the magazine's celebration gala, she made an appearance in this magenta Marchesa gown. The Resort 2012 piece had a strong '80s prom vibe, but also gave nods to Madonna's Gaultier cone bras and the au courant high-low hem movement. Her black Louboutins were at first a bit jarring until you get a glimpse of the glitzy silver heels that make them worthy of such a dramatic dress.

Rihanna's hair is back to black (thank goodness) and she makes that new punk shaved 'do of hers look so refined. But don't expect her zany hairstyles to be quite as influential as she is.

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