What we got from Rihanna at Paris Fashion Week’s Dior show was the polar opposite of what we’d expect.
Being the face of the French fashion house, it was only right that she wore Dior, but it was her look of choice that really took us by surprise.
Unlike her barely-there ensembles, for which she is renowned, the 27-year-old songstress looked like she had walked straight off the catwalk, sporting a demure oversized pink coat from the label’s AW15 Couture collection, statement jewelled earrings, stacked rings and a sophisticated up-do.
Of course, Riri still managed to get in a hint of her own signature style nous. This time around, it was a pair of knee-high patent boots complete with on-trend Perspex heels.
As for her fellow FROW goers, Riri posed up a storm with her mum Monica Braithwaite and 19-year-old brother Rajad Fenty. Looking equally flawless, Monica opted for a chic black ensemble paired with a red lip, while Rajad donned a navy suit and quirky glasses pairing that would give Tinie Tempah a run for his money.
Emilia Clarke, Anna Della Russo, Elizabeth Olsen, Erin O’Connor, Cressida Bonas and The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni also sat witness to the spectacle that unfolded.
Held in Paris’ magical Louvre museum covered with 400,000 delphiniums, the collection included scalloped crop tops, skirts and jackets in a muted palette of whites, soft pinks, lilacs, yellows and the occasional black. Footwear, meanwhile, was pioneered by one silhouette in particular: the ankle-strap mule with a pointed toe and accentuated buckle detailing. The 90s choker also looks set to steal the show next season.
Hats off to Raf simons, we say! We’re off to dream of Dior…