It’s hard to believe that after all these years, Dior is just getting around to hiring a black campaign star. But the one it chose is a doozy: Rihanna is set to appear in an upcoming campaign for the label, and the significance of the new gig is not lost on the songstress.
“It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color,” she told MTV. “I think to be acknowledged by Dior means a lot, as a woman, to feel beautiful — to feel elegant and timeless.” And Riri will be showing just how elegant and timeless she is in the label’s next “Secret Garden” film, shot by Steven Klein at Versailles. We have no doubt she will nail it.
While we wait to see the historic end result, here’s hoping that Rihanna’s appearance will serve as a gateway for other black women to front the brand (ahem, Taraji P. Henson).