Celebrate Rihanna's style evolution ahead of her birthday
RiRi turns 33 on February 20
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Rihanna is known not only for her incredible music, but also for her enduring sense of style. The versatility of her looks has turned the singer into a fashion icon. She even owns her own company, Fenty Beauty, which has helped to make her the world's richest female musician, according to Forbes.
So where did Rihanna’s stylish journey begin? Born in Barbados, Rihanna sold clothes as child, working with her father in Bridgetown. However, her passion for fashion was put on a hold, after Rihanna was spotted by music agents and flown out to the United States. After signing with Jay-Z, the singer started to become a star. It was music first, with big success following the release of her debut album, ‘Music of the Sun.’
Rihanna’s interest in clothes was reignited in 2011, when she announced her first fashion venture with Armani. Two years later, Rihanna worked with River Island to present her first women’s spring fashion collection at London Fashion Week. She went from high street to collaborating with fashion houses like Dior, Stance, and Manolo Blahnik. In 2015, she became the first black female face of Dior, which led her to found Fenty.
The fashion brand operates under LVMH, a luxury fashion group which also owns Louis Vuitton, along with other luxury goods. The house launched in Paris, at a pop-up store in May 2019. Rihanna is taking her brand in brave new directions, and has earned high praise for doing so.
Celebrate her success by following Rihanna's style evolution over the years in this gallery.
TRAVEL Far east
CELEBRITY Pantone color of the year
CELEBRITY High school
HEALTH Human condition