Rihanna is First Black Woman to Carry Brand Name Dior

By Florida Mae Acampado | 2 years ago

Amidst on-going rumours about her and Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna has just made history as she signed in a deal to carry Dior’s name in the fashion spotlight. This then makes her the first black woman to ever do so.

On Friday, March 13, Women’s Wear Daily exclusively reported of Rihanna starring in the fourth installment of Dior’s ‘Secret Garden’ video series. Shot by Steven Klein, the video features Rihanna and perhaps other models walking in the beautiful grounds and building of the Versailles wearing Dior’s latest fashion trends. Other models featured in the ‘Secret Garden’ videos included Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju.


Aside from bagging such an amazing opportunity, Rihanna has just made herself the first black ambassador of Dior. Although, like every well-known fashion girl, she has been cited in wearing Dior outfits for some time now and has also attended the brand name’s shows in style. Other celebrities who carry the name of Dior include Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron.

Due to her carriage in handling high fashion, Rihanna has also been known to carrying other brands like Balmain and Emporio Armani. She has also appeared as a cover girl in Vogue magazine in countless occasions. In addition to this, she was previously named as 2014’s Fashion Icon during the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

As per its three other videos, Dior set its latest ‘Secret Garden’ shoot in France’s famed Chateau de Versailles. Regarding its previous videos, Dior revealed of how the chateau’s historical beauty enhanced the campaign, saying, “As the eyes open upon the famed perspective of the chateau gardens and their massive geometries, as on the cusp of a dream, the Dior woman draws the spectator with her around the twists and turns of a secret and amazing Versailles.”

Though further details about the shoot have not yet been revealed, Dior announced that the upcoming fourth episode of the ‘Secret Garden’ video series, featuring Rihanna, is set to be released this spring.

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Photo source: Rihanna (Official FB Page)