Fashion News Alert: Naomi Campbell Honored, Rihanna Has a New Gig, and Team USA 2024 Olympic Uniforms Revealed

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Naomi Campbell’s status as a fashion icon has reached a new height. Campbell now has her first fashion exhibition, making her the first fashion model to have an exhibition at a renowned fashion museum devoted to a fashion model.

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will host the exhibit “Naomi: In Fashion.” The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 22 and will feature a literal walk through of Campbell’s legendary career from the start of her career at aged 15, walking in Patrick Kelly’s fashion shows, to her iconic career as one of Karl Lagerfeld’s muses, to the present day. The exhibit will feature video, numerous glamorous ensembles, a photographic display curated by Edward Enninful, as well as a recreation of her dressing room.

“There’s been so many exhibitions about fashion designers and fashion photographers, but the model is often left out of the story,” Sonnet Stanfill, senior curator of fashion at the V&A, told Reuters. “And Naomi Campbell’s remarkable 40-year career is really … proving that she’s an exemplar in the field, because not only is she working with the best designers and photographers, magazines in the industry, but also she uses her platform to spotlight the careers of emerging creatives as well.”

Campbell, 54, was the first black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine and was also the first Black model on the cover of American Vogue‘s key September issue. “Naomi: In Fashion,” runs at the Victoria and Albert Museum until April 6, 2025.

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Rihanna’s new job

Rihanna has a new job. The global pop icon was recently named the brand ambassador for Parfums Christian Dior’s J’Adore.

“Being the new face of J’Adore is both an honor and a mission. This scent, that I have known and loved for so long, means so much to women. I am especially looking forward to joining this adventure and contributing to it through my world, my story, my roots, as well as my creativity and my own femininity,” Rihanna explained, as reported in fashionnetwork.com.

“We are incredibly proud to welcome Rihanna into the Dior family. Her golden dream promises to be unique, reflecting a fragrance that is present for women, and retains its radiance. The unusual talent, audacity, and captivating beauty of this absolute star are the ideal embodiment of dazzling, powerful Dior femininity that transcends generations. Christian Dior would most definitely have adored her,” detailed Véronique Courtois, CEO Parfums Christian Dior.

J’Adore “is the perfume of a powerful, liberated, and independent woman, which resonates with Rihanna’s personal story, one she has made her own, wearing it as an emblem of boldness and seduction,” Parfums Christian Dior, a division of French luxury conglomerate LVMH, added, as reported in fashionnetwork.com. J’Adore was developed in 1999 by master perfumer Calice Becker and contains notes of blood orange and neroli, with tear-drop bottle designed by Herve Van der Straeten.

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Ralph Lauren makes Olympians stylish

The 2024 Paris Olympics are a little over a month away. And as we look forward to all the great sporting events, at Fashion Reverie we also pay close attention to the Opening Ceremony outfits for all participating nations.

Traditionally, the US’ Olympic team uniforms are always designed by Ralph Lauren and this year is no exception. This is the ninth outing for Ralph Lauren dressing the US Olympic team.

“Ralph Lauren is profoundly honored to define the look of the American delegation as they represent our country in one of the world’s most celebrated and storied events,” said David Lauren, chief branding and innovation officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation.

“For nearly 60 years, Ralph Lauren has been a pioneer at the intersection of style and sport—the vibrancy, passion and self-expression in sport has been a central touchpoint of inspiration for our brand since the very beginning of the iconic Polo brand in 1967. This summer, Paris is the backdrop where fashion and sport will collide on the world’s stage with a global audience and that is an incredibly exciting proposition.”

The Opening Ceremony uniforms for the US team will feature a single-breasted wool blazer with red and white tipping, a striped oxford shirt, and a tapered jean paired with classic suede buck shoes. For the Closing Ceremony, athletes have a sporty moto-style jacket with white denim and a Polo shirt from the brand’s custom Create Your Own program.

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies take place on July 26.

—William S. Gooch

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