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Rihanna's star-studded Savage X Fenty NYFW show is a perfect mix of fashion, music, strength and power

The 'Diamond' singer's show was a 'fashion musical' with performances from Halsey, Migos, DJ Khaled, Big Sean and A$AP Ferg
UPDATED MAR 26, 2020
Rihanna (Getty Images)
Rihanna (Getty Images)

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty fashion show which took place as part of the New York Fashion Week became one of the most talked-about and successful shows this year. The 'Diamond' singer's show will be streaming from September 20 exclusively on Amazon Prime. 

The show was far from average and was the perfect blend of music, dance, and fashion. In the weeks leading up to the show, Rihanna had described that she wanted her show to be a "fashion musical". She even had artists such as Halsey, Migos, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, and A$AP Ferg perform live at the show. 

The show featured fashion heavyweights such as Bella and Gigi Hadid, Alex Wek, Slick Woods, Laverne Cox, and Cara Delevingne who walked the ramp. The models are seen strutting their stuff as women in different shapes and sizes perform powerful dance routines—all sporting RiRi's relatable and sexy collection. 

The bold movements depicted in Parris Goebel's choreography got the crowd moving in sync with the music and creating an electrifying atmosphere. 


As a viewer, the unconventional show is exciting and paints a much more accurate picture of what true beauty looks like—in various sizes, shapes, heights, and colors. This makes the show and the 'Pon De Replay' singers line much more universal and for women from all walks of life. 

As Rihanna has said many times before, she looks for people with unique characteristics and tries to be as inclusive as possible. Her Savage X Fenty line does exactly that and her show made sent out that message of inclusivity loud and clear. As the Senior VP for Fenty Corp, Jennifer Rosales, said, "There is no target audience". Rihanna has made the Fenty line for everyone and "wants everyone to feel empowered".

The designer had also shared that she wanted bodies to be like pieces of art and make a big visual impact. The opening of the show delivers exactly that with women standing on pedestals looking like beautiful pieces of art. Then, as the music starts, Rihanna herself is seen at the center of the live installation, hitting every beat with a bang. 

The unconventional show made for great entertainment along with a bold message that was clearly the underlying theme of the entire event. After launching the brand last year, Rihanna had shared with Vogue, "Women should be wearing lingerie for their damn selves."