When Rihanna was named the new face of Dior in March, we knew we were in for a treat. Rihanna paired with photographer Steven Klein—who shot the campaign—is already a winning combination, as we know from her insanely summery V Magazine spread. Throw in Versailles—oh, yeah, that's where they shot, NBD—and you KNOW it's gonna be memorable.
WWD got its hands on an image from the campaign and, as promised, it's incredible. There's a vampy looking Rihanna in a very—very!—sparkly dress.
Rihanna also shared some images from the campaign, including this one where she's holding bags on bags. Her lips are the same deep red and, TBH, we barely care she's wearing sunglasses at night because she looks so cool. Can you wait to see this campaign in print? No? Cool, me neither.
In another, she chills in the gardens at Versailles in a cropped fur shirt and veil, as one does.
This image doesn't focus as much on the Dior goods, as it does the location—look at all those chandeliers. The best part of this campaign, though? There's an accompanying video! Yaaaas.
WWD got the deets on what we can expect from the "Secret Garden" video and, um, it sounds like the greatest video to ever be made? I meannnn, "The nighttime shoot follows her through the Salons of the Gods and dancing in the Hall of Mirrors, with a new song, 'Only If for a Night,' from her eighth studio album forthcoming in May as the main soundtrack." Um, yes, please.
When asked about Rihanna's appeal, CEO Sidney Toledano gave the best/most perfect answer I've ever seen, saying, "[She is] a goddess but accessible." Yep. Sounds about right.
The full campaign drops May 18—so soon!!!!—so maybe fill the next few days watching Rihanna talk about working with Dior on repeat? That's what I'll be doing.