From the iconic Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, Rihanna presented her second FentyxPuma collection. With socialites and models in attendance, the ambiance was captivating. Violins played trap music, while models strutted a “super-regal and a perfect mix of street- and sportswear.” Since our bad gal became the face of Dior, one can see how the Château de Versailles was a huge influence. The setting alone was inspired by how Christian Dior once showed his latest designs: within the walls of a small room in Paris. Rihanna paid homage to France’s most fashionable royals, her inspiration was “what if Marie Antoinette went to the gym.” The idea is feminine and fun yet wearable. It was interesting to see male models in lacy camisoles and pearl necklaces. Many brands have been including gender neutral styles in their collections, so it’s nice to see Rihanna’s personal interpretation. I’d love to get my hands on a “Puma”-labeled lace fan, that’s a dope touch in my eyes. x
Images via Vogue Runway & The New York Times
Liya Kebede & Michael B. Jordan shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue US August 2015
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up. She joins the elegant forces of Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman as the first woman of colour for Dior’s latest campaign. THIS IS MAJOR! The doors are opening for women of many races and this is just a preview. Rihanna werked it in the ‘Secret Garden IV’ short film as well as the photoshoot with the legendary fashion photographer Steven Klein. Taken place at the royal château, the beautiful Palace of Versailles in France is a breathtaking moment for the high fashion brand. The short film is so DIOR and Rihanna radiated flawlessly. My favorite scene has to be the seductive strut, it’s luxuriously magical yet dark. This will forever be noted as one of my favorite fashion films + campaigns. Thank you Raf. x
Zoë Kravitz for Flaunt Magazine. Photography by Zachery Michael. Credit : FLAUNT
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley slayed in an AW ’15 Burberry Prorsum plunging neckline dress and a pair of Burberry nude wrap sandals. She attended the Burberry ‘London in Los Angeles’ event held at the Griffith Observatory last night. She was accompanied by her long-time beau Jason Statham. The floral details were flawless against her model figure. She is no stranger to attention and her confidence was well received.