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There's a reason why Rihanna is a fashion icon, and it's not only because she has no bad angles. Rihanna has always used fashion to express herself in ways that were ahead of the curve and unexpected. 

The top-charting singer and Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty mogul has been making hits and tastes for over a decade. Here are some of her looks throughout the years.

Rihanna at the NFL Kickoff Celebration, September 8, 2005 — the same year "Pon De Replay" became a huge hit and launched her career. 

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Rih Rih looking flirty at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

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Rihanna performing on the "Today" show in 2007. Before she was a fashion darling, she was known for her ever-changing hair looks. 

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Rihanna holding her "Umbrella" Grammy in 2008. One of Rihanna's best hair moments, if you ask me. 

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Rihanna looking statuesque AF as she accepts Glamour's 2009 Woman of the Year award following the domestic violence charges brought against then-boyfriend Chris Brown. 

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Rihanna at the Echo Music Awards in 2010, looking like a snack with wings.

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2011: the year Rihanna had red hair. It goes without saying we were all deeply affected. 

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Don't act like you didn't consider shaving off a chunk of your hair when Rihanna did it in 2012. 

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Remember in 2014 when Rihanna invented cunnilingus while performing onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles? Just kidding ...

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But seriously, Rihanna's 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards look is iconic. Only she can pull off Swarovski-covered nipples. A queen!

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The Met Gala in 2015 suddenly felt extremely relevant when Rihanna waltzed in dressed like the belle of the ball.

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In 2016, Rihanna invented the middle part. A pioneer! 

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Rihanna at the European premiere of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" in 2017, the same year she reinvented the color red. 

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Rihanna went from being the belle of the ball to throwing the Diamond Ball herself. Here's the mogul looking like a stunna boss in 2018. 

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