Rihanna’s brands have quickly become synonymous with diversity over the last few years.
Meanwhile, her lingerie line Savage X Fenty has been praised for featuring racial, body, and gender diversity on the runway and for offering sizes up to 3X.
But rewind to 2017 when Riri was still collaborating with Puma and you’ll notice a pretty big difference: no plus-size models.
“I was at Fenty last night, and that was an amazing show. But how dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway?”
As the fashion industry has *slowly* started to include more plus-size models, so has Rhianna. But unlike those other brands, she’s made it part of her mission to feature those models, not just include them.
For Rihanna, inclusivity has been a core value of Savage X Fenty. She explained,
“Inclusivity has always been a part of our brand. That’s not a ‘right now’ thing. It’s sad that it’s ‘right now’ for most brands.”
“I feel great that there are women that are feeling like they see themselves on the stage for the first time. And if we can continue to expand on that, we’ve done more than we really started out trying to do.”
For her lingerie line, in particular, she wants to make sure that women of all shapes and sizes are made to feel sexy.
“They’re sexy, and they need to know that, and they need to be validated about that no matter what size they are.”
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.