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Today’s the big launch day for Rihanna’s Fenty fashion line, and the singer and designer celebrated it in Paris last night. How did she dress? Like a boss in her own line, naturally. Rihanna turned up to the French party wearing a crisp, big-shouldered white blazer mini dress.
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Rihanna explained at the event that the inspiration for the first drop of her line was making clothes that really flatter a woman’s silhouette while making her appearance powerful. “It’s about creating a style for women that makes them feel strong yet beautiful,” Rihanna told editors, via the New York Times. “So in my case, and for this particular drop, that is making pieces that embrace my shape, but also make my waist look small.”
Rihanna’s Fenty line has a luxury price point, with pieces going for $200 to $1,100. Rihanna is aware that very few people will be able to afford this, but “luxury couldn’t be something that cost 30 bucks,” she said. “It has to be something more. The lower priced pieces are in there, too, and that was so important to me, but so was building a business based on quality. And real quality costs.”
Rihanna also shrugged off the question of whether or not she’s nervous about what critics or fans think of her designs. “I am not nervous,” she started. “If you constantly care what people think, you can sometimes end up hating yourself, so I simply don’t get into it. Ultimately some people will like it. Maybe some people won’t. But it’s just like my albums: The only way it’s getting out into the world is if I really love it and am proud of it. Take it or leave it.”