Rihanna will star in the fourth episode of Dior‘s Secret Garden video series.
She will appear in a print campaign. Both the video and images will be shot by Steven Klein and debut later this Spring.
She now joins the likes of Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju, all of whom have previously featured in the Secret Garden series.
The third instalment of the Secret Garden campaign, which went up in May 2014, has had more than nine million views on YouTube and showcased models whisking through the royal gardens wearing an array of the French house’s fashions and leather goods.
The iconic French palace, also known as the Chateau de Versailles, is the royal residence located just southwest of Paris.
Three French kings lived there, including Louis XIII, Louis XIV, and Louis XV, up until the French revolution in 1789. Each king increased the palace’s splendour by continuing to build upon the premises.
For Rihanna, it will her first campaign for Dior, and while she has sat front row at a couple of shows, she doesn’t typically wear the brand on the red carpet.
This is quite an achievement, considering the fashion industry is notorious for it’s narrow mindedness when it comes to diversity.
Rihanna’s new appointment as a model for Dior should come as no surprise. Not only is the pop star becoming a huge name in the fashion industry, she was also named as a creative director at Puma in December 2014.
Rihanna was also adjudged the Fashion Icon at CFDA Fashion Awards 2014, an annual event that recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts.
Previously, stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard, have starred in campaigns for Dior.
Way to fo RiRi.
Rihanna becomes a first black woman to ink a deal with the famed French fashion house, Dior. Rihanna will star in the fourth episode of Dior's Secr...3.0