Rihanna Lands Balmain Spring 2014 Campaign
By Julee Wilson
Rihanna’s love affair with the fashion industry is apparent. The pop star is the executive producer of the fashion reality show “Styled to Rock,” she designs a signature collection of threads for River Island, her Instagram feed is a virtual runway showing off her impressive collection of designer duds and jealousy-inducing adventures amongst fashion royalty.
And it’s safe to say that fashion loves her back. Case in point, Rihanna has been tapped as the new face of Balmain.
We’re not completely shocked by the news — Rihanna and Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, haven’t been shy about their friendship and admiration for each other.
“When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete,” Rousteing told WWD.
The 27-year-old designer says working with RiRi was “a dream come true” and that the Barbadian beauty is uncompromising, fresh, modern and the “icon” of his generation.
“Rihanna embodies my vision of Balmain in this new campaign,” Rousteing said. “In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world.”