Rihanna has enlisted an haute couture heavyweight to create her new stage costumes.
Rihanna is known for her sexy outfit choices, but she might be showing off a goth side during her upcoming tour. The “Diamonds” singer enlisted couture design house Givenchy to design the stage outfits for her upcoming tour.
“Rihanna represents what young and amazing means today. She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence, energy, and pure beauty,” Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci said in a statement. “She is the face of her generation.”
Among the designs? A floor-length, ruffled, silk crepe cape embellished with three-dimensional collar embroidery and a parka featuring silver stars and a target on the back.
Then again, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the 25-year-old thong enthusiast. RiRi is known for her eclectic style — and now her fans are dressing like her, thanks to her collaboration with British clothing brand River Island.
The “designs” — including questionable denim-on-denim and assymetrical pieces — are selling out on the River Island website.
And she’ll have more soon. Co-designers Adam Selman and Mel Ottenberg said they’re planning another collection with RiRi’s help.
“We all have the same idea of what ‘chic’ is at the moment, as much as I hate that word,” Selman recently told Elle. “It is more about the woman and the ease and beauty. A woman [should] wear a dress as opposed to the dress wearing her.”
“It is very collaborative,” Selman’s partner, Mel Ottenberg, added. “But she has great style, and she is not a mass-produced creation of me.”
Wonder if she’ll partner with Givenchy for a ready-to-wear collection anytime soon? Somehow we doubt her average fan would be able to afford those ensembles.