After months of waiting, Met Gala afterparty princess Rihanna has shared the first images from the Dior Secret Garden shoot on her Instagram account last night.
Shot by renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein in March, they show her posing at nightfall in the historic palace of Versailles just outside Paris.
However, BadGalRiri’s campaign is more significant than you think. The American Oxygen singer is the first black woman to front the house in its 69-year history.
Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano told WWD:
[Rihanna] knew how to work with Versailles. She has this kind of elegance – we saw it from the very first moment — and then she can surprise. She can be unexpected and we like it. It’s part of this personality.”
Watch the first teaser trailer for the accompanying film below. The full film will be released on 18 May.
James Dean was the epitome of cool in “Rebel Without A Cause” with his Lee 101 Rider jeans, white tee, and work boots. The outfit made the look famous and became a staple in everyday butch wear.
Why we love it
James Dean’s immortal sense of style is easy to infuse into your wardrobe, and the truth is, you’re probably already halfway there. Everyone has a T-shirt and jeans – right? They just have to be cut right.
Dean’s look comes from an era when clothes fitted properly by hugging the body rather than hanging. The ‘Rebel Without A Cause’ style is about understanding denim, and understanding the simple side of fashion.
And why we really love him
James Dean is also credited with popularising the vest as part of his Texas oil tycoon role in the posthumously released film Giant. He also had his hands on dressier duds like the shawl collar dinner jacket that he is recognized for having resurrected. From the familiar to the formal, James Dean was a timeless trendsetter.
His legacy will far outlives his short time on Earth for one simple reason: He embodied the essence of cool. He was one of the first male actors who garnered as much attention from women as he did from men. And while James Dean’s sexual past remains shrouded in mystery to this day, one thing is clear: Everyone either wanted him or wanted to be like him.
Irish brewery heiress and fashion icon, Daphne Guinness has quite the CV. She’s an heiress to the Guinness Fortune and fashion icon, having been the late, great Alexander McQueen‘s muse. Now she is now turning to pop music.
The budding pop-star has released a debut single and space odyssey ‘Evening in Space’, which has plenty of David Bowie-referencing.
Produced by the Tony Visconti (who is best known for producing classic Bowie albums like Space Oddity), Daphne’s latest effort is an acquired taste. I her dramatic deliver and vocal style maybe not for everyone. However, the video is a must for all.
Directed By David LaChapelle, the video features costumes from Iris van Herpen, Noritaka Tatehana, and Guinness’s own personal collection.