The third edition of Savage x Fenty hosted a star cast, presented by Rihanna, in a highly anticipated production of the new lingerie collection.
Among a wide range of talent, the show’s cast included models like Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima and Behati Prinsloo. It also featured a number of notable personalities, such as drag star Gottmik, actress Vanessa Hudgens and singer Troye Sivan. Each cast member brought a unique nature to the roundup while showcasing a collection that aims to be fully inclusive of gender expression, figure and personality.
The presentation, launched exclusively through Amazon Prime, also included performances by Normani, Nas, Ricky Martin and Bia, each of which brought additional entertainment to large-scale production. Over the summer, the pre-recorded show was filmed at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, providing an impressive backdrop for the ensemble.
“Every year we challenge ourselves to raise the bar, so to speak,” Rihanna said in her pre-event red carpet interview. “This year, this space is the star of the show, so we will be showcasing all of its breathtaking architecture. It will certainly be a challenge for our Creative Director, but this challenge will be what makes him special. “
She added, “Everything about this space is so special, so when you see it in the camera there are so many ways to work with it. Usually we build our set, but this year our set just told us what to do. “
The bold designs featured in the Risky Collection included pieces of caged lace, pleated metallic materials, lace jumpsuits, leather harnesses, and gathered mesh textures. The selection was aimed at strengthening different and unconventional body types, allowing people to explore their individuality.
Almost all of the items included in the show are available on the official Savage x Fenty website and through Amazon Fashion. A few people wore custom pieces, including model Gigi Hadid who wore a sequined kimono-style gown over sequined underwear, with an attached chain leading the body to a matching choker necklace.
Of the casting process, Hadid said in her interview, “The world started to hold brands and production companies accountable for the shows they produced and the people they selected for those shows. For me, a lot of people have done just enough to get by not to piss people off.
She continued, “I think Rihanna is always one step ahead. She was doing it before a lot of brands, and in the right way, which isn’t just about throwing what she thinks should be picked. Rihanna throws for the person, whether it’s a big celebrity, a street cast, a friend or someone they know.Each person is chosen for who they are and not for what they are. ‘she can do for her show. It’s always great and very Rihanna to come up with people who inspire her.