Dior held its Resort show tonight in the mountains of Santa Monica. A-listers like Charlize Theron, Demi Moore, Rashida Jones, and Freida Pinto were all in attendance at the desert-themed affair, but leave it to Rihanna to come in guns blazing.
The singer, who just announced a partnership with Parsons and Donna Karan to benefit kids in Haiti, arrived at the Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve (where scenes from Gone with the Wind were filmed) in a brown pelt from the new collection, worn slightly off her shoulders and belted. Rih paired the look with slouchy boyfriend jeans and a black, wide-brimmed hat, an accessory seen on nearly every one of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s models tonight. And speaking of accessories, there was plenty of silver and turquoise involved in her look, too, and a necklace that kind of resembled a bolo tie. As for her footwear? Black Dior combat boots that were totally ATV ready—apropos given that that was the method of transportation tonight. (Although hauling a bunch of celebs and stuffy East Coast editors into the desert via hot air balloons, which peppered the show's perimeter, would have made for a really great story…)
Rihanna’s look recalled her sexy, sinister video for “Desperado,” a track off her Anti album about running away with a lover in a Monte Carlo. Seeing as the Spanish word is often used to describe a bandit or an outlaw, the edgy song goes hand-in-hand with her renegade ensemble—and Chiuri’s vision, which was drawn from Georgia O’Keeffe, feminist shaman Vicki Noble, and Lascaux wall paintings. Given the fact that Rihanna officially won the Met Gala earlier this month, it’s safe to say this bad gal is not to be messed with—especially in the wild, wild west.