Rihanna hopes new fashion show brings “a little bit of happiness” during pandemic

In an epic display rarely seen in the COVID-19 era, Rihanna forged ahead with her new Savage X Fenty lingerie show, which dropped exclusively Friday on Amazon Prime. The superstar said she hoped her fashion’s line performance would provide “a little bit of happiness” because “there’s a lot going on in the world right now.” 

The new fashion line, planned pre-pandemic, is Rihanna’s second foray into a live Savage x Fenty show. The first, which premiered at the end of 2019, was one the first in its class to combine a runway show with live performances, as much a showcase as it was a live concert. It received an Emmy nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming

This year, while the adoring audiences were replaced with an empty amphitheater, very little could clue viewers in to the fact that the show was produced during a pandemic.

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