3 Talking Points From Rihanna's FentyxPUMA NYFW Show

Goths, Hadids and Naomi Campbell

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Rihanna closed out day two of New York Fashion Week tonight by showing her new sportswear collection FentyxPuma. Let's discuss!

boa noite pra quem é de boa noite. 🌑🕸🐼 #fentyxpuma

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1) It Was Surprisingly Sober, And Goth

Sitting down, watching smoke rise on a runway decorated with tall white trees, I was expecting the somber, funereal music scoring to give way to a slamming soundtrack. Rihanna has just released a platinum-selling album and all I wanted to see were the models work, work, work, work, work, work like her new single with Drake demands. And maybe do a little dutty wine too.

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But instead, the models played it fairly straight, storming the catwalk like an army of nineties goth kids in black, grey and white shirt dresses; baggy, slightly deconstructed sweaters; logo tees; and sporty ankle booties —looks that were classic Riri off-duty.

#FENTYxPUMA #puma @puma @badgalriri #badgalriri #badgalriripuma #Rihanna

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GiGi X RiRi #fentyxpuma

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#New Girls at backstage of Fenty x PUMA by Rihanna ❤️ #StellaMaxwell #BellaHadid #Rihanna #FENTYxPUMA

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2) Naomi Campbell, Chris Rock and the Hadids Were There

Considering that Kanye West kicked off NYFW with his starry, Kardashian-full FROW on day one, and Rihanna followed up with a buzzy show on day two, does that mean we can cross our fingers and hope for a Beyoncé appearance on day three? One can only hope? Gigi and Bella Hadid closed out Rihanna’s show, while Naomi Campbell, Foxy Brown and Chris Rock sat in the audience, effectively setting our people-watching expectations very high for the rest of the week.


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2) The bob!

Yes, the models were wearing black lips. But the big beauty news from this runway is that Rihanna now has a slick, polished, very un-Goth-like bob. And it works. 

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