Rihanna can make any item of clothing look like couture. These are photos of Rih looking fierce (last February) at Dior’s Paris fashion week show. In Paris last week, she looked equally fab in a t-shirt and jeans. Clothes never wear Rihanna. I’ve always said Rihanna looks good in anything and nothing at all. She can pose hard or dress down to equal effect. She possesses the rare ability to show how versatile an item of clothing can be. Dior must agree because they signed Rihanna to a major campaign.
Women’s Wear Daily broke the news that Rihanna shot one of the Dior’s “Secret Garden” videos last week in Versailles. She will also appear in a print campaign starting this spring. This is the first time Dior hired a woman of color to front their brand. I can’t believe she’s the first — the house opened in 1946!
Anyway, this is a win for Dior. Rihanna’s already lent her name to Balmain and worked as creative director for Puma, and god knows Dior needs to shake things up. Their designs have suffered since the departure of John Galliano. Y’all know I love Jennifer Lawrence, but Dior puts her in their worst dresses. Rihanna could work that crap and make it fierce. I’m including photos of Rih’s previous Dior ensembles and her Dior-clad February cover shoot for W Korea. You can barely tell she’s wearing Dior in these photos, which … is a good thing. I’m excited to see what will come of this partnership.
Photos courtesy of Getty, Fame/Flynet & WENN