For the second year in a row, a Pratt student’s work has gone straight from the graduate runway to Rihanna.
The video for Calvin Harris’s new song “Is This What You Came For?”, in which Rihanna is featured, dropped today, and in it, the singer wears a shimmering jumpsuit designed by 2016 Pratt graduate Isabel Hall.
Riri is one of the few celebrities that truly fosters young talent, and along with her longtime stylist Mel Ottenberg, the two have a history of championing fresh designers. Ottenberg introduced Riri to the work of Melitta Baumeister and Hyein Seo shortly after they showed on the VFiles runway in 2014—she donned their designs during Paris fashion week. Last year, Giovanna Flores sent her graduate collection down the Pratt runway, and a month later, one of her ensembles was worn during Rih’s Saturday Night Live performance of “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The following Monday, there was a flurry of articles, all about Flores.