Anna Wintour has given her seal of approval to Rihanna’s clothing line.
The U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief is one of the most important figures in the fashion world, and over the course of her career, has been praised for her ability to spot trends and discover designers.
Now, Wintour has praised Rihanna for launching her high-end Fenty range in partnership with executives at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, with the collection including menswear-inspired separates and lots of denim.
“Well, obviously if anyone can be successful at designing clothing, it’s going to be Rihanna. So, I am certain that that will be a huge success for LVMH,” she said in a new interview for her Go Ask Anna video series. “But there are other popstars over the years that have had equal success. Look at Pharrell (Williams) or Victoria Beckham. Or indeed, Kanye West. When we look at Rihanna’s collection, one might be surprised how simple it is. She’s not looking to be the trend of the month. She’s looking for clothes that have a life and that you can wear again and again which is very much in-step with, I think, the way that fashion is going right now with sustainability. And as always with Rihanna, she is always in-step with the moment.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Wintour was asked about her own wardrobe, and she noted that she loves printed dresses and Manolo Blahnik footwear. She surprisingly also confessed she “loves a flip-flop” and predicts cross-body handbags will be a major trend.
“To be honest, I rarely wear a handbag, but I am told by my team here at Vogue that it’s all about the cross-body handbag. Which makes a lot of sense to me because it’s practical, hands-free. You can bicycle around Manhattan enjoying Central Park and they also come in every shape, size, fabrication, so that would be my tip for the season,” the 69-year-old smiled.
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