From the action-packed/tear jerking movies to the outstanding performances and jaw dropping fire breathing albums, 2015 seems to be the rising year for all artists across the nation. However, right now, we are going to focus our spotlight on the Barbadian princess herself.
Give credit where credit is due, and right now Rihanna deserves all of it. She has delivered extraordinary projects, from gracing a magazines first EVER Digital Magazine cover, being the most streamed female artist on Spotify, voicing Dreamwork’s first black female lead in “Home,” and now being crowned the new face of Christian Dior’s Dior; and she is the first black woman to do so.
The “FourFiveSeconds” singer is the new ‘it’ girl of Dior.
Such news was released to the public on March 13. Fenty will be joining other phenomenal women such as Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Marion Cotillard as the face of Dior. The storied French fashion house has stated the 27-year-old fashion superstar will appear in an upcoming video entitled “Secret Garden” and print ad campaign filmed in the Palace of Versailles that is slated to run this spring.
Given Rihanna’s biracial status – mother of Guyanese decent and father of Barbadian decent – she is still the closest we have seen to a black woman being chosen to represent the 70-year-old brand. In an interview with MTV News, Rihanna stated, “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color.”
All across media outlets from social networks to blog writers, it seems that racism is still an issue in the fashion industry, and Tim Teeman points out Dior as a prime example of such. Not to change the subject, but we must appreciate that beauties like Rihanna are gracing magazine covers, representing huge fashion brands, and overall being the perfect example of a hard working icon. Rihanna isn’t all vocals and glam. Rihanna is making ‘histoRHI’; “I think to be acknowledged by Dior means a lot, as a woman,” Rihanna said.
Signing as Puma’s new Creative Director, gracing the cover of magazine’s -Harpers Bazaar China, WKorea, i-D magazine- filiming for her first lead role in Dreamwork’s “Home,” being crowned Dior’s new girl, all the while preparing to drop her eighth studio album R8, there is nothing that can stop this beauty from working.
Congratulations, Rih! We can’t wait to see what else you have in store for your fans!