As the great and the famous flock to the City of Light for Paris Fashion Week, it’s hard to think of another person whose mere presence creates anywhere near the same level of hysteria as Rihanna. With her latest FENTY PUMA collection not slated to show until later today, Bad Gal RiRi made sure her spare time was put to good use at Dior’s FW17 event.
Snapped on the street prior to the show, Rihanna’s all-black militaristic getup recalled the uniform of the former Black Panther Party. Keeping one hand in her pocket for effect at all times, the singer rocked a leather beret with black-out shades, a choker, a Dior wool overcoat, and suede platform boots. Looks don’t come much more powerful than this.
Stay tuned for further PFW news throughout the day, including a street style shoot from Rihanna’s aforementioned FENTY PUMA extravaganza.
Last year, we explored how the Black Panther’s influenced contemporary music and fashion.
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