Did you sense a shift? A change in the vibe? It could be the arrival of Scorpio season — or it could have been the convergence of sartorial power on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Wednesday evening. 

Firstly, there was Rihanna, making her first red carpet appearance since the birth of her child, wearing Rick Owens. Of course, it wasn’t a random occurrence: In addition to being one of the most highly anticipated films (and Marvel projects) of the year, the second installment of the film franchise features an original song by Rihanna — her first music release since 2016.

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