FASHION NEWS: Rihanna’s the FACE of Balmain

Black girls are WINNING this week, and that’s alright with me! First Erykah Badu is named the face of the Givency campaign, then Beyonce drops her album, then we find that Rihanna is the face of Balmain. Here are the pictures from the ad campaign that will grace the pages of almost every high end fashion magazine on the shelves. How awesome is this!

The shoot was styled by Rihanna’s personal stylist Mel Ottenberg with creative direction by Atelier Franck Durand. The looks are quite urban chic, with hints of inspiration from old-school Versace.

Rihanna is good friends with Balmain’s creative director Oliver Rousteing. The 27 year-old, afro-french designer has become a fast favorite of models, singers, and actresses, while making sure to put women of color in his clothes.

This looks like it’s going to be a great collab.

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