Rihanna had everyone, including the biggest celebrities and influencers, scrambling for an invite to her exclusive Met Gala after-party, after she casually announced the event on her Instagram last week. The party was held at Davide, the latest nightclub venture by businessman Richie Akiva, who was dubbed 'The King of New York City's Nightlife' by Forbes for his portfolio of upscale venues, including 1 OAK, Up & Down, and Butter.
According to the events team, they only had less than a week to turn Davide from an in-progress construction site to a space ready to host the biggest party of the season, suggesting that Rihanna's decision to host was a last-minute one.
For party backdrop, she chose the artwork of Roy Nachum, who is also behind the cover of her last album, Anti. In this piece featuring the American flag reconstituted from shredded Fenty-pink fabric with braille detailing, Nachum intended to convey the message: "All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights."