DJ Khaled has released his brand new song “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. In addition to the new music, he also released the music video which was shot in Miami only a week ago.
Rihanna spent a few days in Cannes during the 70th Annual Cannes Festival to promote her new jewelry for Chopard. She attended and hosted a few parties along with co-president Caroline Scheufele.
Rihanna also took time to attend her very first Cannes Festival by going to the screening of the film “Okja”, where she wore a custom Dior gown. Head over to our gallery for the stunning photos, 800+ in high quality!
Rihanna owned the night of the 2017 Met Gala, a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
This year, the Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo was honored with an exhibition entitled “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” Rihanna showed up according to the theme, in a Comme des Garçons gown, and her own design for Chopard.
Rihanna talked with Vogue’s André Leon Talley on her Comme des Garcons dress, taking an hour to get into her shoes, and pushing the limits of art and style.
“I love art, and I think it’s such a free range of expression, you can do whatever you want with it and that space. It just gives you that freedom to be whatever you want, however you want, wear whatever you want, sing whatever you want. – Rihanna
Rihanna has become a regular on the Fashion Week schedule thanks to her clothing partnerships with Puma and River Island, plus she launched a sell-out shoe range with Manolo Blahnik. Now she is flexing her design muscles in a very different direction: high jewellery.
The singer has joined forces with the Swiss luxury-jewellery and watch maison Chopard on haute joaillerie and joaillerie collections.
“I have always been in love with Chopard’s exquisite jewellery, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can’t believe,” says Rihanna. “It was a really incredible process and I learned so much. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
The 29-year-old worked closely with Chopard’s co-president and creative director Caroline Scheufele on pieces that “blend urban chic with classic glamour”. The two collections were inspired by Rihanna’s “island roots – the lush gardens of Barbados and the electricity of Carnival”, describes a press release from Chopard.
The first collection, of minimalist geometric joaillerie, features nine pieces crafted from 18 carat rose ethical gold mixed with a jungle-green shade hand-picked by Rihanna; it will be unveiled in full later this month and will be available to purchase in June, with pre-orders online now at chopard.com.
The second range – the haute joaillerie collection – will debut in May as part of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, to celebrate Chopard’s 20th year as the official partner of the world-famous movie event. Rihanna gave us a preview at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, wearing a pair of floral-inspired chandelier earrings and a marquise-cut diamond ring from the capsule collection.
“Rihanna and I collaborated closely on the collections so you can feel her unstoppable energy, strong creativity, and inherent sense of design in every piece,” says Scheufele. “With her unique style, she redefines the way people see and wear jewellery.”
This year’s Parsons School of Design Benefit has a high-wattage star attached: none other than Bad Gal RiRi herself. Rihanna will be honored — alongside Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus — at the school’s 69th annual benefit, taking place on May 22 at Pier 60.
“Parsons is proud to present Rihanna with this honor, as she has inspired millions through her powerful music and distinct style,” said Joel Towers, the school’s executive dean, in a statement. “She has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs. She is also creating important philanthropic programs, which support communities by fostering effective education, health, and emergency response programs around the world through her Clara Lionel Foundation.”
“It’s such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor,” Rihanna said in the statement. “I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school.” (She’s worn pieces by several recent grads, including Matthew Adams Dolan and Melody Ya Jun Lin.) “But I am especially grateful that Parsons would recognize me for the work I’ve done in regards to philanthropy.”
It’s not the only laurel she’s gotten recently for her charity work: Harvard named her its Humanitarian of the Year last month, an award she accepted with an immortal ponytail flick.
Read more about this year’s honorees on Parsons.
Rihanna went live on Instagram for 45 minutes during the premiere of her Bates Motel episode last night (March 20th). She commented her own acting in the show and interacted with fans by answering questions.
Rihanna plays a Marion Crane who is a modern version of the character, one who fits perfectly, and specifically, into Norman Bates’s ever more rapid descent into madness — and one who was customized for Rihanna’s casting.
“I think the fun thing about television is that you’re in the tailoring business,” showrunner Carlton Cuse says. “If you’re doing your job well, you’re writing your show to fit the person that you’ve cast. We knew we wanted to do Marion Crane; we just didn’t want to do a carbon copy of Janet Leigh. We were thinking a lot about who we could get, and then the Rihanna opportunity popped up, and it was like, ‘Oh, this is the perfect solution.’ She has such a different vibe and is so contemporary and so strong and so engaging. Once we knew it was Rihanna, we executed the script with her in mind.”
Tune-in at 10 ET/PT for Rihanna’s second appearance as Marion Crane on March 27.