By partnering with the luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy–Louis Vuitton SE to launch Fenty, Rihanna became the first black woman and woman of color to run a major luxury fashion house and the first woman to launch an original LVMH brand.
"I use myself as the muse," Rihanna told The New York Times Style Magazine. "It’s sweatpants with pearls, or a masculine denim jacket with a corset. I feel like we live in a world where people are embracing every bit of who they are."
BTW, it's worth repeating that Fenty is a *luxury* brand, which means that pieces cost *luxury* prices — a simple fact that sparked a debate on whether Rihanna should be expected to adjust Fenty price points. Personally, I just think it's funny how no one's complaining about the prices of other luxury celeb lines, like Victoria Beckham's eponymous brand or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row. *carefully sips tea cuz it's extra hot*