By now we’re well aware of the fact that Rihanna is affiliated with Christian Dior. She covered DIOR magazine back in 2015 and starred in the fashion house’s Secret Garden campaign, which ultimately received rave reviews across the board. Now to solidify her relationship with Dior, Rihanna has exclusively collaborated on a range of eyewear for the brand. Working alongside Dior’s design team, she came up with a striking design that has been made in a variety of colors with the range including a snazzy deluxe 24-karat gold-plated pair, generating an eye-watering price tag of $1,950! The Star Trek-inspired sunglasses can be viewed on the woman herself below, pictured in the “in house editorial images” shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
But Rihanna and Dior’s latest venture left our forums with mixed feelings. “No please!! How dare they get her to design a range for the brand? This isn’t River Island, it’s Dior. Their prestige just went down the drain. Beyond sick of Rihanna and her fashion following. She simply doesn’t know when enough is enough. People keep comparing her to Grace Jones, but Jones would simply never flog her image and creativity to every Tom, Dick and Harry,” slammed an unforgiving Benn98.
“I love Rihanna but this is kind of awful… just stick to singing my love… and Dior, seriously? Why are they playing so cheap?” asked a horrified KissMiss shortly after.
Also not having any of it was Lola701, pointing out, “Imagine how it would have been if Raf [Simons] was still there: having a celebrity in charge of something creative when you’re the creative! I was going to say that it looks awfully similar to Dior’s [John] Galliano era 2003 sunglasses. The funny thing about it is that she wears less Dior than any other Dior spokeswoman.”
Marc10 shared a slightly different attitude. “I quite like those shades. They’re not really easy to pull off, but they have a 90s vibe that is so different from what’s popular these days. And those pictures are so great, Rihanna can sell virtually anything. Very few women have this kind of powerful style aura that she has,” he complimented.
“I really like the glasses, and Rihanna looks amazing,” agreed TREVOFASHIONISTO.
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