Rihanna launches a new sunglasses range with Dior. The singer has created futuristic sunglasses as part of her brand ambassadorship, which she became last year. Simply entitled, Rihanna, the latest collection is inspired by the hero of the film Star Trek, La Forge. “The process was pretty seamless,” said Rihanna of the collaboration, “I spent a day at Dior with their eyewear design team. I started by looking through all the archives to see what they’ve done in the past, then got acquainted with all the new materials. I literally sat there and drew and drew until I was happy with the design, and the team illustrated it for me right then and there. We picked materials and colors that same day, and after that it was a matter of weeks before I saw the first prototype.”
The sunglasses will be sold exclusively at Dior stores beginning in early June, though Rihanna has been teasing the shades on her Instagram account. There is one frame available in six variations – the silver, pink, blue, green and red styles will retail for $840, while a deluxe 24-karat gold-plated version will sell for $1,950.
Although this is Rihanna’s first creative project with the fashion house, the 28-year-old has previously partnered with the label last year when she starred in the labels Secret Garden IV campaign.