Three months ago, the house of Dior announced that Rihanna would be the new face of the brand. Today, we finally got a glimpse of the pictures and Rihanna slays it – better than anyone else we’ve seen! In pieces from Raf Simons Pre-Fall 2015 collection, Rihanna was shot for the campaign in the Palace of Versailles by Steven Klein.
Now here’s the part that will make history. As it turns out, Rihanna will be the first face of colour on Dior’s campaigns. In their 70 odd years, they’ve known to cast faces like Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard. It was only in 2013 that the brand, under Raf Simons, started casting black models in their runway shows, so for them to finally start doing it for their campaigns is long overdue, but definitely a step in the right direction.
“Secret Garden IV” was styled by Rihanna’s stylist Mel Ottenberg and also features a sneak peek of her upcoming single Only If For A Night. The full campaign releases on May 18th
P.S. We can’t wait!
P.P.S. Doesn’t that last bit of the song sound like Florence and the Machine’s Only If For A Night?