He’s model-handsome and crazy talented. She’s fierce, beautiful, with a razor-sharp sense of style. So, it's not really surprising that the sartorial liaison between Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing and pop superstar Rihanna would result in one incredible campaign. And now, the label dropped a trio of behind-the-scenes videos from the original shoot, making us long for the upcoming '14 spring/summer collection even more!
The official imagery — shot by power duo Inez & Vinoodh — left us simultaneously enchanted and envious. The videos take it a step further, showing off the design prowess of Rousteing — and once again proving that Rihanna is the perfect model for the French luxury brand.
Rousteing raved about working with the Barbadian beauty: “I’m really thrilled that we have Rihanna for this campaign. A few months ago she came to the studio and from that, I wanted to create all this collection around her. She’s the girl everybody knows. She’s the new icon! She mixes fashion with music, and I think my collection is based around that.”
And, Rihanna is equally smitten.“Balmain has been my love for so long and now to actually get to work with them?" she mused. "It's brilliant.”
Click through to see the videos, and get a sense of what it feels like to be in a room full of ridiculously talented (and beautiful) people. Oh, and we want that crystal Balmain skirt. Please.
Ri Ri and stylist Mel Ottenberg tell it like it is.
Makeup artist Yadim reveals how he keeps Rihanna looking gorgeous.