Rihanna has already taken the beauty world by storm, and now she’s building a luxury fashion empire. She made history with this year’s launch of her Fenty Maison collection, a groundbreaking partnership with industry giant LVMH. When it comes to designing clothes and producing products, it appears Rihanna’s vision is to be inclusive, and she recently opened up about her inspiration for her the brand and why its personal to her.
Rihanna explained to E! News that she kept her own body in mind when creating her line: "We have our fit models, which is the standard size from factories, you just get your samples made in one size. But then, I want to see it on my body, I want to see it on a curvy girl with thighs and a little bit of booty and hips. And now I have boobs that I never had before...you know, I don't even know how to sleep sometimes, it's challenging, so imagine getting dressed."
Fenty goes up to a size 14. Rihanna says her hope is for all types of women to feel themselves when they’re wearing her clothes. ““All of these things I take into consideration because I want women to feel confident in my stuff.”
Rihanna previously told The New York Times Style magazine that her body has given her a new approach to dressing, and in turn, influenced her work. “It just changed how I dress in terms of my proportions. You wear what looks good on you and that’s it. I’m thick and curvy right now, and so if I can’t wear my own stuff then, I mean, that’s not gonna work, right? And my size is not the biggest size. It’s actually closer to the smallest size we have: We go up to a [French size] 46.34."
The Rihanna effect is clearly making non-stop waves — she just became the world’s richest female musician. Plus, her home country of Barbados is reportedly hoping to open a museum in her honor!