The singer’s vintage era is still going strong
Somehow, between recording new music, leading industry inclusivity with Savage x Fenty, speaking out against injustice, and penning a Caribbean cookbook, Rihanna still finds time to get out and about, if only to showcase her inimitable vintage wardrobe.
The last few weeks, in particular, have seen Ri bless us with some rare vintage looks from the likes of Gucci and Chanel. Earlier this week, for instance, the singer was spotted out in Los Angeles, wearing a pair of feathered and beaded jeans from the Gucci archives — specifically, the label’s SS99 collection by then-creative director Tom Ford. Incidentally, those same jeans are currently listed for a cool £11,000 (or around $15,000) online.
Paired with a white t-shirt and a massive faux fur bucket hat, the jeans follow a string of other archival finds paired with pieces from emerging designers (see: the vintage Chanel coat and Dior choker worn with a set from Maisie Wilen, or the Mowalola tank top layered with a Dries Van Noten fur coat). Rihanna’s LVMH-backed Fenty fashion house may be closing its doors after just two years in operation, but that obviously doesn’t mean she has to stop raiding the fashion archives to serve us her own, iconic looks any time soon.
Fans also have high hopes for new music, after Rihanna hinted that her next record is just around the corner on social media last month. Responding to an Instagram comment about releasing a song, the singer wrote: “I think I should,” followed by a “soon” emoji. “Just 1 tho lol,” she adds.