The Rihanna Effect
“I never wanted to be famous. I just wanted my music to be heard all over the world.”
Third time’s a charm! A smiling Rihanna covers Vogue‘s March 2014 issue for her third time ever gracing the front of fashion’s Bible.
Photographed by Sporting a pixie cut, the singer wears a Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 beaded sheer top and embellished jeans on the cover, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wearing a selection of Spring 2014 looks from Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Versace, Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein, for which she dons a white wig.
Rihanna’s a hit-maker for the masses and the designers
The Rihanna Effect was all over the spring collections. Peter Dundas for Pucci showed leather boxer shorts worn with jeweled jackets, and adorned his red-carpet frocks with beaded black harnesses. Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, who has Rihanna starring in his spring ad campaign, showed what amounted to an entire Rihanna wardrobe on his runway: baseball jackets worn with sheer tops and skinny houndstooth pants; eighties-inspired denim minidresses cinched at the waist. Tom Ford’s bejeweled teeny-tiny dresses and thigh-high gladiator sandals said Rihanna loud and clear.
Giving her own eccentric characterictic note in the campaign of the top fashion house Versace, Lady Gaga appears topless in new photos that are realeased, with long blond hair hiding her naked breasts. Some time ago it was announced the decision of Donatella Versace to choose the famous singer as the muse for the collection Spring / Summer 2014, creating a wave of enthusiasm for her fans, and lovers of avant-garde style.
H&M red dress, $25
It has long been debated whether Versace house will sell its shares and to whom, accordinf to the publications several offers have already been made. Currently 20% of Versace held by Donatella, while 50%’s daughter Allegra Beck and seems to be in talks to sell a small share of the famous Italian firm.
This week it is said that Donatella will meet to chat offers with the investors, with the largest proposal has been made by the investment company FSI (Fondo Strategico Italiano) offered 1.1 billion euros to acquire a stake in Versace. An amount exceeding over sixteen times the company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
She is famous for her … unconventionally extravagant appearances. However it seems that she can support flawlessly, even a simple elegant outfit, by the hand of the luxury fashion house. The reason for the eccentric fashion icon, Lady Gaga, which is posing in the brand new campaign for Versace season Spring / Summer 2014, adopting a style classic Italian elegance.
Indeed, many are those who claim that the singer reminds the designer Donatella Versace – which characterizes as a very good friend – since long strawberry blonde hair and white skin, actually referring to Vice President of the house.
‘I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign,’ Donatella told the Independent before her recent fashion show. ‘I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA.’