All the Looks From Coldplay’s New ‘Princess of China’ Video, Featuring a Sassy, Silk-Waving Rihanna

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Coldplay released the music video for its new song “Princess of China,” a collaboration with Rihanna, over the weekend. The clip borrows heavily from martial arts movie culture (perhaps too heavily, even), with lead singer Chris Martin paying Rihanna — all dressed up and presumably playing the titular Princess — a visit at her palace. Like every good couple in a martial arts film, they fight, with swords, and perform other outlandish stunts and dances for each other in front of lots of overwrought extras. That’s courtship for you — to think nowadays a trip to Red Lobster can serve the same purpose. Click through our slideshow to see all the outfits, as well as our best guesses for the story line.

Coldplay’s ‘Princess of China’ Music Video Looks