On March 30th Rihanna was photographed leaving her apartment in New York City. She rocked a pair of metallic gold shield sunglasses with black lenses by Dior that bear no resemblance to any of the brand’s previous styles. Dior Couture’s public relations manager, Mathilde Favier, confirmed in an Instagram comment that these sunglasses are indeed from Rihanna’s upcoming collection with Dior. I have to give thanks to @fistfulofpower for eliciting this confirmation. The collaboration between the historic French label and its newest brand ambassador was first mentioned in the April 2016 issue of US Vogue. Dior still hasn’t announced a release date for this collection but I’ll post that as soon as it’s available. The singer wore another version of the same sunnies the next day. Scroll down to check those out.
Rih also donned a dress from her first collection for River Island that she debuted at London Fashion Week in 2013. It’s the tie low back mini dress in black and it’s distinguished by two darts near the sides, a high neckline and straps that crisscross in the back. The face of Dior also wore the brand’s Spring 2016 Conquest slingback pumps with her outfit. The Conquest was the stand out shoe of the collection and features a pointed toe and soft ribbon that wraps around the ankle. You can only get these shoes from Dior boutiques.
Her bodyguard carried her Diorever tote that is new for Summer 2016. The metallic silver tote is made of crinkled lambskin and features top handles, a detachable shoulder strap and a reversible flap that changes the appearance of the bag. Once again Rihanna rocked a stack of Chopard‘s Happy Hearts bracelets, which have been her favourite accessories lately. These adorable bracelets have a large heart at one end and a tiny heart containing a moving diamond at the other end. Check them out at the links below.
- Chopard mother of pearl and rose gold Happy Hearts bracelet ($3,050)
- Chopard onyx and and rose gold Happy Hearts bracelet ($3,050)
The next night Rihanna headed to a recording studio wearing a different version of the shield sunglasses. These ones appear to have black green and white frames with green lenses. She also wore a sweatshirt from Fenty x Puma‘s fall 2016 collection.
Above is the hooded version that was used on the runway. The sweatshirt features a graphic on the front and a Gothic number 13 on one sleeve. The fall collection is scheduled to hit stores in September.
images via ultimate rihanna