Rihanna has been non-stop as last night the Mogul hosted a launch party for the buzzing coffee-table book style autobiography. Shutting down the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the party was filled with industry executives from all over to celebrate the new “piece of art” full of the Bad Gal. The event began with guest sipping o the finest of bubbly, Armand de Brignac’s Ace of Spades retailing at $300 a bottle while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres. Upon entry, the Rihanna Navy landed in the museums main exhibit, Artistic License, where they were greeted by a layout of the Rihanna books were on display in the unique rested on Haas Brothers-designed bookstands, aka “This Shit Is Heavy.” The books were available to view, but the icing was the pièce de résistance, an exaggerated copy of the Luxury Supreme edition bound by plush Black fabric and signed by Rihanna on a custom “Drippy + the Brain” stand, in which to flip through, your had to wear gloves.
Draped in Runway SS20 Yves Saint Laurent, she wore a leopard print calf length dress to match the fierce ambience in the room celebrating her latest achievement. The dress comes with a cutout right at the break baring a small taste her historic chest tattoo where it met at a scrunched figure wrapping waist falling right over her maroon Snakeskin printed boots. She accessorized the dress with a a stack of jeweled bracelets and watches from Camilla Dietz Bergeron and David Webb. Adding to the appeal, her hair teased to a voluminous height with an intense beach wave. Matching her decadent boots, she flaunted a blush colored using Stunna Lip Paint, blended into a perfect maroon using Underdawg and Diamond Bomb 2 all from her Fenty Beauty Line and painted to perfection by Global Beauty Artist, Priscilla Ono.
Rihanna closed the evening with a heartfelt thank you speech, where she thank all of her creative team, collaborators, and partners- and at most her childhood best friend Melissa Forde, whom is also a photographer of the new project and received the loudest ovation of the evening. “I want to thank the Guggenheim not only for having us here, but to share this piece of art,” she said of the art book, “and have it be among the art that has been at the Guggenheim since 1959.”
The book is set to release on October 24th retailing for $150.