Rihanna‘s Savage x Fenty FW18 show placed women’s bodies on display, celebrating their form, rather than objectifying their sexuality.
Considering that models like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Slick Woods bared a lot of skin wearing lace, fish net and see-through lingerie on the catwalk, conversations on the epic event managed to center on female empowerment—that may be a first.
“Women are the strongest people on earth,” the “Wild Thoughts” singer told E! News backstage. “Our bodies alone are made to do so many different things and they’re designed in so many different, unique ways. It is about time that we celebrate that.”
To achieve her mission, she invited women of all shapes and sizes to her runway, including pregnant women.
“If you have the blessing to being life into this world, it should be celebrated as well,” she stated.
Rihanna and her glam squad, her longtime hairstylist Yusef and makeup artists Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal, also kept with the theme of empowered femininity by celebrating each model and dancer with their own look. Unlike other runways at fashion week, they did not attempt to create one uniform look, but rather worked with a theme that everyone could add their own personal touch to.
After the show, the beauty pros said in a statement, “The Fenty Beauty artistry team wanted the beauty looks for Savage x Fenty to focus on the colorful interpretation of emotions, creating looks that featured breathable, radiant skin and intense washes of color inspired by stained-glass…Each look was grounded in beautiful color, unique to each girl and her skin tone, topped with a high-gloss finish and shimmering skin from head to toe.”
For the high-gloss finish, they used Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil and Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk—two new products from the star’s makeup line.
For hair, Yusef used the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Professional Edition to create a different hairstyle of every woman.
“Every model’s look was meant to be unique to them; some hair was smooth with a little bit of magic using glitter while others had long braids and exaggerated baby hairs,” the hairstylist said in a release.
The result was a parade of women that were beautiful in their own right. Check out the best looks below!
Runway star, Bella Hadid, wears a flouncy, robin’s egg blue lingerie set.
Slick Woods is all strapped up with a bodysuit and tattoo-inspired stockings. The model went into labor shortly after the show.
Gigi Hadid walked in an olive green ensemble, which included thigh-high tights, a matching cape and headpiece and flower designs.