The multihyphenate humanitarian, music and entertainment, fashion and beauty mogul Robyn Rihanna Fenty can now add the first black woman to head a major fashion house, as she joins forces with LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE) the luxury consumer goods conglomerate.
Rihanna launches her haute-couture line on Fenty Universe today. Release 5-19 also became available at Fenty pop-up (May 24 – Jun 2) store at 10 rue de Turenne, 75004 in Paris, France.
The Fenty CEO and Artistic Director said,
“each Release from the Maison explores several different fascinations that when combined reveal new facets of womanhood and the wardrobe itself.”
Speaking of facets, in 2012, Rihanna started the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandparents, and the charitable organization responds to global emergencies and provides resources for education. Recently, the foundation began working with the World Bank Organization.
You may recall, last February (2018), as Global Partnership for Education Ambassador, Rihanna joined French President Emmanuel Macron in Dakar, Senegal to attend the group’s financing conference. Speaking before that group which, according to CNN Politics, included World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Senegalese President Macky Sall, and others. Rihanna dazzled with her words and attire, wearing a Glen Plaid double-breasted wide-legged bespoke pantsuit by Ralph Lauren (2017 Collection) for the event. Today’s Release 5-19 is reminiscent of that look and is ideally suited to the 24-7 Cosmopolitan woman.
“Tailoring is of central importance as suiting, dressing, and shirts fit close to the body and emphasized by details that span the feminine and the masculine. Elsewhere, Japanese denim is introduced as signature for the Maison, and is rendered in sharp corset-dresses, constructed, oversized jackets, and straight fit and pleated jeans.” ~Fenty 5-19