Throwback: Rihanna In Matthew Williamson Butterfly Vest

Rihanna in Matthew Williamson butterfly print vest, Balenciaga Spring 2008 gladiator sandals, Givenchy Nightingale handbagIn August 2008 Rihanna was photographed shopping on Melrose with her two younger brothers and best friend Melissa Forde. The Good Girl Gone Bad era was in full effect and that day she rocked a short jet black haircut, silver jewellery and dark sunglasses. She wore Matthew Williamson‘s butterfly print top. The multicoloured silk-georgette vest has a pleated black scoop neck, key hole detail, beaded embellishment, a low back and a curved ruffled hem.

Rih paired the top with simple black shorts and Balenciaga‘s Spring/Summer 2008 gladiator sandals. These black and white shoes were the must-have item of 2008 and the Barbadian beauty also wore the knee-high shoes during an appearance on BET’s now-defunct 106 and Park show. Finally, she carried one of Givenchy‘s large patent leather Nightingale totes. The Nightingale has 5″ top handles, a detachable shoulder strap and interior pockets. You can purchase updated versions of this bag below.


  • Givenchy Nightingale handbag – small ($1,463) or medium ($2,105)