Rihanna’s Paris Fashion Week debut was an answer to the implausible question “How would Marie Antoinette rock streetwear?” According to the award-winning singer, members of Antoinette’s VIP club will sport slinky lingerie, slip dresses, and bodices with pearls and fans (worn on the hip) as accessories. The collection’s palette didn’t differ much from the colors inside a macaroon shop – classy pale pink, pistachio, caramel and chocolate hues. Three of the models at the Fenty x Puma SS17 show wore edgy yet feminine pearl lip piercings.
The models showcased the collection at an aristocratic mansion close to the Champs-Elysees. The closing of the show saw the singer/designer in a pale pink ballgown with a Puma fan on a string of pearls, clearly declaring herself the queen of the show.
The PFW offering was a big contrast to Rihanna’s first collection (showcased at New York last year) that was strictly sportswear and monochromatic. She later explained that she got her inspiration from a visit to the Palace of Versailles, where she shot a campaign for Dior. “I was blown away to be in the halls and the rooms that Marie Antoinette roamed through. Those things stay with you.”