Rihanna reaches a milestone becoming the first black woman to front Dior fashion brand

2015-03-16 13:27

Paris — Rihanna has a new gig: representing Christian Dior.

The storied French fashion house said on Friday that the 27-year-old musical superstar will appear in an upcoming video and print ad campaign filmed in Versailles and slated to run this spring.

Huffington post reports the video is the fourth episode of Dior's Secret Garden video series in which models are filmed, dressed in beautiful Dior gowns, in and around the palace of Versailles.

And as if Rihanna becoming a Dior girl isn't big enough, she is said to be the first black woman to represent the iconic fashion house.

Huffington post went on to report that the announcement was quite the milestone considering the fashion industry is known for its narrow mindedness of diversity.

A spokesperson for Dior would not comment further on Rihanna's new involvement with the company and spoke on condition of anonymity because company policy does not allow her to be publicly named.

The bold, Barbados-born Rihanna is a regular at fashion shows from New York to Paris.

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