News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 14, 2018: A Caribbean-born designer turned sent Twitter crazy Wednesday night and turned New York Fashion Week upside down by changing the game and the perception of how runway models should look.
Grammy-winning singer turned designer, Rihanna, returned to New York Fashion Week with her Savage x Fenty lingerie collection and left tongues wagging as NYFW wound down, while making global waves by featuring women of all body sizes and ethnicities, including two pregnant models.
The Barbados star’s lingerie collection, which was launched this past spring, definitely stuck to its theme that it is for women of all body types and Rihanna showcased that inclusivity on the catwalk.
She also held her showing at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, dangling cages and a sea of models and dancers doing yoga poses and modern dance moves while dressed in her delicate designs.
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid both walked in the show while Joan Smalls also walked the runway, as well as Duckie Thot and Leomie Anderson.
Rihanna’s model squad also included plus-size model Paloma Elsesser and two pregnant models, including Fenty muse Slick Woods, who flaunted her belly in a nearly nude one-piece with black pasties.
The show ended with the models holding hands in female solidarity and Rihanna taking a final walk herself in a sheer dress.