On March 13, Rihanna made history when she became the first woman of color to be the face of Dior. It’s a match made in heaven (obviously), so when MTV News had a chance to catch up with Rih during a recent press day for the movie “Home,” we just had to ask her what it feels like to check such a momentous accomplishment off of life’s giant to-do list.
“It feels fantastic,” she explained. “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color. I think to be acknowledged by Dior means a lot, as a woman, to feel beautiful — to feel elegant and timeless.”
“Elegant” and “timeless” are definitely words that come to mind when one thinks of Rihanna — so be on the lookout for her brand new campaign, which will be shot by Steven Klein at Versailles. She’ll also star in the fourth installment of Dior’s “Secret Garden” video series, because sometimes dreams really do come true.