The Times posits that Ottenberg's work "is all the more difficult to do because at the moment, Rihanna loves fashion, and fashion loves Rihanna." Take her omnipresence at Paris Fashion Week, where Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing told reporters his collection was "celebrating my age, my inspiration, my love, Rihanna," or Vogue's March cover, which alerted readers to "The Rihanna Effect." Then, there were Tom Ford's remarks to Style.com on the now-defunct @badgalriri: "Customers don't care any more about reviews or hard-copy publications. They care what picture Rihanna just Instagrammed while she's naked in bed, what new shoes she has on, how she's talking about them."
Monday marks another challenge for Ottenberg, when RiRi will scoop up her Fashion Icon accolade at the annual CFDA awards. But, we can stand by with our phones at the ready if she wants to send through some wardrobe options.