Rihanna and A$AP Rocky made an eye-catching appearance at the Met Gala, marking their first official red carpet appearance as a couple.

The Diamonds singer and her beau were the final celebrities to walk the carpet, according to Vogue, and turned heads in striking outfits.

It was their first time walking a red carpet as a couple since confirming their relationship in November 2020.

Rumours that Rihanna and the rapper are in a relationship have been swirling for a number of years after they were spotted spending time together at various events and appearing in Fenty Skin campaigns together.

They finally went public with their romance last year before A$AP spoke out about their relationship for the first time in May of this year.

A$AP has described and his "lady" Rihanna

In an interview with GQ, the rapper described Rihanna as "the one" and "the love of my life. My lady".

Pop superstar and businesswoman Rihanna, 33, wore a black, over-sized coat dress, featuring a high collar and flared hem.

She completed the look with a matching hat.

A$AP, 32, wrapped himself up in a multi-coloured blanket from designer ERL

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The invitation-only Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for New York's MOMA and also marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibition which this year is titled "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

Last year's Met Gala was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Monday's gathering was about a third smaller than usual with about 300 guests, with proof of vaccination required, though they did not wear masks while posing upon their arrival.