Inclusivity and variety had been celebrated in a star-studded efficiency that left viewers speechless.
To have a good time the launch of the multi-hyphenate’s third lingerie assortment, RiRi assembled an all-star solid that might rival the Avengers, and the performances and trend had been simply as over-the-top, celebratory and empowering as her first two, if no more.
When the “Shut Up and Drive” singer first debuted Savage x Fenty in 2019, it despatched shockwaves throughout the trade for its inclusive solid and sizing. Drag queens, trans ladies, supermodels and ladies of various sizes and styles intermingled in a revolutionary celebration of range and illustration. Simply as Rihanna’s Fenty Magnificence line broke boundaries when it launched 50 basis shades, her intimates are designed in the same vein, with the scale vary going as much as a 3X, and bras accessible in 42DDD and 44D.
With expectations sky-high for Savage x Fenty Vol. 3, Rihanna didn’t disappoint. The 40-minute present was filled with superstar cameos, drop-dead attractive underwear, and shock musical performances. However amongst all of the splendour, there have been a couple of moments you shouldn’t miss, so right here’s a roundup of the perfect— together with Gigi Hadid’s new do.
To misquote Kermit the Frog, it’s straightforward being inexperienced — at the very least in keeping with Rihanna. Fashions strutted the runway in neon, emerald and mint monochromatic ensembles, immediately cementing inexperienced as this season’s “it” color. Highlights included iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford trying gorgeous in a sublime nightie that might simply be worn on a pink carpet, and Indigenous mannequin and activist Quannah Chasinghorse rocking an avant-garde magnificence look whereas in a lace bodysuit.
Gigi Makes a Bang
Depart it to Gigi Hadid to carry again bangs. The mannequin sashayed the runway clad in a metallic Savage x Fenty gown and lingerie in a cat-eye that will make Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra jealous. Whereas the coiffure was solely a wig (Hadid walked the Tod’s runway the identical day in her goldie locks), we cherished seeing this new mother as a brunette.
Should you haven’t already jumped on the RuPaul’s Drag Race bandwagon, contemplate this your royal summons. Season 13 winner Symone and runner-up Gottmik slayed the home down, decked out in Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 fineries. This wasn’t the primary time drag has taken over RiRi’s runway — final 12 months’s present included RuPaul AllStars Season 5 winner Shea Couleé and Season 12 winner and finalists Jaida Essence Corridor and Gigi Goode.
The Many, Many Performances
Coachella referred to as, they usually need their lineup again. In a trend present not like another, Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 felt like a concert-runway hybrid. Normani carried out “Wild Facet” whereas doing the splits on prime of seven male dancers. Ricky Martin sang a medley of his prime hits. Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales” offered the proper soundtrack to mannequin Irina Shayk’s runway stroll. Daddy Yankee introduced the Latin flavour days earlier than he was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Awards corridor of fame. And R&B artist Nas kicked off the finale.
Measurement-Inclusivity, BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ Illustration
Neglect the style; the inclusivity itself deserves a standing ovation. Whereas this isn’t new for Rihanna’s lingerie model, it warrants celebrating nonetheless. Plus-size, Black, Latina, Indigenous, Asian, and transgendered fashions intermingled in a stupendous show of range and empowerment.
Rihanna’s Grand Entrance
The host lastly revealed herself in a red-hot ensemble throughout a montage by Busta Rhymes, who wasn’t in attendance. Nonetheless, his voice, together with Janet Jackson’s, boomed over the audio system as Rihanna danced to “What’s It Gonna Be?” and “Break Ya Neck” in opposition to a fiery backdrop.