Rihanna Stuns In Dior’s Groundbreaking Campaign
The Debrief: The singer is the first black woman to front the brand’s ads…
When we heard that Rihanna was going to be the first black woman to front Dior’s ad campaigns, we were pretty excited. But no-one quite prepared us for just how incredible the images were going to be.
The high-glamour photoshoot feature some items we already covet – a cropped fur gilet (we never know when we’ll use it, we just kind of want it), some rounded sunglasses which look like they’re either from 1922 or 2122, a clutch purse with an empire’s worth of gems stuck to it, and a head-to-toe sequin gown – and the lighting, all purple and dark blue looks exactly what we like to think we look like at about 1am in a club’s toilets.
The photos were taken at the Palace of Versailles, which is where opulence and conspicuous consumption were basically invented and even if you think it’s just a bunch of spangles and chintz, here’s what Rihanna’s got to say about it all.
‘It feels fantastic. It’s such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any colour. I think, to be acknowledged by Dior is just... it means a lot as a woman to feel beautiful and elegant and timeless.’
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