Independent Online

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView weather by locationView market indicators

Rihanna praised for her "raw" Savage x Fenty lingerie show

Rihanna revealed her Savage x Fenty lingerie during New York Fashion Week. (Picture: Instagram)

Rihanna revealed her Savage x Fenty lingerie during New York Fashion Week. (Picture: Instagram)

Published Oct 31, 2018

Share

The 'Work' hitmaker revealed her Savage x Fenty lingerie collection in a runway presentation featuring models of various body shapes and skin tones, and Jazzelle Zanaughtti felt more comfortable in the green set she wore than she has ever done on the catwalk in the past because she was able to be herself.

She said: "The show was raw. We were all half-naked skin, bones, rolls, curves, scars and stretch marks 100 per cent out for the world to see.

Story continues below Advertisement

"In confidence, power and unity we were able to be unapologetically ourselves.

View this post on Instagram

Embroidered Leopard is here!! 🙌 Hit up the link to see the newness that just dropped from the #SavageXFW18 show ! 😈

Story continues below Advertisement

A post shared by SAVAGE X FENTY BY RIHANNA(@savagexfenty) on Oct 24, 2018 at 2:22pm PDT

"Personally, I usually really don't like doing shows, they always make me feel like I have to put on a face and a walk that doesn't feel like mine. But this one was so special because I felt like me. 

"Everyone was so different, and all looked equally amazing. Most of the time in fashion, diversity feels like it's more about hitting a quota.

Story continues below Advertisement

"But this show was different: it was organic, and it came from a place of love."

Sudanese model Aweng Chuol had an equally positive experience with the show and praised Rihanna for making beauty more "inclusive".

View this post on Instagram

Story continues below Advertisement

So last night, a dream came true. A few dreams at that, A campaign for @savagexfenty that I had the honour of being in- was released. I walked a @savagexfenty show for the first time, that was casted by @pg_dmcasting ( THANK YOU SO MUCH). @badgalriri called my name out, loud and clear. Also @badgalriri released another savage collection. I want to thank my representatives for making sure that I stayed on my toes ( @iconiquemgmt , @nevsmodels , @statemgmt , @metropolitan_mmanagement , @independent_mgmt ). I want to thank the @savagexfenty team for spending endless hours perfecting every single look. You all did that. I want to thank all the models for being the most amazing peers from start to finish- also a shout out to @Iamjesuswalks for the hours in heels, helping me reconnect with the ancestors & my inner champion. A very beloved Thank you to my NY agent @tuskania for rooting for me ❤️✨ Thekid

A post shared by AWENG MAYEN CHUOL(@awengofficial) on Sep 13, 2018 at 5:00am PDT

She told Vogue.com: "I do believe that Rihanna has definitely played a part in how we perceive beauty, in the sense that she is a very inclusive business woman, in a very equality-elusive society.

"It felt amazing to walk in a show that was so different to the many shows that have been happening in NYC season after season."

Casting director James Scully has been a longstanding critic of inequality in the fashion industry and praised Rihanna for making a change in the typically-conservative lingerie market.

He said: "I think the idea of that kind of Vegas-style parade of overt showgirls is no longer modern.

"A pageant-type, Barbie show feels totally out of step. Even Miss America is trying to modernise the way they hold a competition."

Related Topics:

Share