French luxury brand Dior got a boost of diversity this week when Barbadian singer and occasional actress Rihanna was named the face of the label’s “Secret Garden” campaign. The move makes Rihanna the first African-American woman to serve as a spokesperson for Dior, which counts actresses Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lawrence as representatives. According to Vogue UK, a Dior spokesman confirmed Steven Klein will shoot the campaign in Versailles, and film and print versions are scheduled for the spring of 2015.
Rihanna has been a regular at Dior shows and has become a fixture within the fashion world. In addition to regularly appearing on the covers of Glamour, Vogue, Elle and other trade magazines, Rihanna was named a Style Icon at the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. Awards ceremony.
Rihanna’s current endorsements include Puma, Balmain, Budweiser, and MAC Cosmetics.
Rihanna Confirmed As Dior’s First Black Spokesperson was originally published on theurbandaily.com