Class was in session at Fenty University as Rihanna debuted her latest Fenty x Puma collection on Monday (March 6) during an elaborate school-inspired fashion show in Paris.
Back at the City of Lights for her Fall 2017 show, Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year took over the National Library of France, using study tables as runways for her dashing and daring models.
The sometimes NSFW show began with a choir singing Radiohead’s “Creep,” but then, things turned up with in-your-face smashes from M.I.A. (“Bad Girls”) and Die Antwoord (“Happy Go Sucky Fucky” and “I Fink U Freeky”). Meanwhile, models walked down the runways with a combination of casual cool, bold ensembles, and brief moments of nudity.
Rocking an oversized lime green coat, RiRi took a bow at the end of the show, just before papers were tossed down by restless students for the finale, closing out a show that pulled inspiration from Harry Potter while delivering edgy fashion statements.
Before the show, Rihanna revealed why the collection is her favorite yet. “There’s a lot of simple things and then a lot of complicated, more exaggerated pieces that combine really well together,” she said. “That’s my favorite thing to do. I’ve never been in love with a collection more than this one.”
It seemed the audience loved it as well. Among the celebrities in attendance were Future, who recently collaborated with Rihanna on “Selfish,” The-Dream, and DJ Mustard, who produced her ANTI smash “Needed Me.” Others in the house for the event included Cara Delevingne, Nick Jonas, and Salma Hayek.