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Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 show premiered on Amazon Prime this month, debuting the designer’s Fall 2020 collection for her lingerie line. The hour-long show was directed by Alex Rudzinski and Sandrine Orabona and choreographed by Parris Goebel. Music performances from Bad Bunny to Roddy Rich graced the stage, as well as A-list models and celebrities, including Bella Hadid, Indya Moore, Irina Shayk, Normani, and Cara Delevingne, to name a few.
We’ve come to expect nothing but the biggest and best from Rihanna, whose background in performance gives the lingerie show an added experiential element for viewers. With so many major moments throughout the show, we’ve compiled a list of the most unmissable moments (in no particular order) from Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 show on Amazon Prime.
The MTV Music Video Award-winning singer and dancer Normani was one of Savage X Fenty Vol. 2’s opening acts. She commenced the show with a bridalwear look to the tune of Sean Paul’s song “Get Busy.” Normani was a picturesque bride and wore a lace push-up bra with tie-up heels, a garter belt, opaque white thigh-high tights, matching gloves, crystal jewelry, and, for the finishing touch, a long veil.
Lizzo Dancing to D’angelo’s “Brown Sugar”
“Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo took center stage at Savage X Fenty Vol. 2. Instead of performing one of her own songs, she gave viewers an incredible dance performance to D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar.” The singer/songwriter and prolific flutist has championed body positivity throughout her career, a message that aligns with Rihanna’s ideals for Savage Fenty as an inclusive lingerie line that celebrates women for the complex, beautiful beings they are.
Power Couple Centerstage
Miguel performed songs “Adorn” and “Waves” while dancing alongside wife Nazanin Mandi in front of Savage X Fenty’s portrayal of an ethereal forest. Nazanin Mandi wore a green, jewel-encrusted lingerie set during the performance, and Miguel sported a zipped-down silk bomber and matching trousers with a layered necklace. Two words: power couple.
Bella Hadid returns for Savage X Fenty Vol. 2, after Rihanna’s Fall ’19 show. The supermodel strutted down the convention center dripping in jewelry and wearing black lingerie with latex gloves and thigh highs. Her beehive hair, envisioned by the show’s hairstylist, Yusef Williams, was the pièce-de-résistance of the bold, confident look.
Grammy-winner Rosalia performed “TKN” and “Relacion” during Savage X Fenty Vol. 2, wearing black biker shorts, a black bralette, and a robe. The singer performed with an eye-catching, jewel-encrusted nail design and an equally bedazzled microphone fit for the show’s extravagant ambiance.
The Surprise Ending
Rihanna knows how to give the people what they want—and that’s an encore. The last hoorah by Travis Scott, who performed his new song with MIA (who unfortunately didn’t make an appearance) and Thugger as the show’s finale, began after the credits started rolling.
Actress Demi Moore made an unexpected appearance as a model—at 57, she was the oldest woman on Rhianna’s runway, but she looked fierce. The actress’s oeuvre includes the 90s film Striptease and a naked pregnancy photoshoot, which makes her an ideal candidate to reflect Rihanna’s definition of sexy for Savage X Fenty: to relish in and own your sexuality.
For the first time, Rihanna introduced a menswear capsule into her Savage X Fenty collection, which Big Sean debuted with Christian Combs. The line is comprised of boxers with a monogrammed Savage X Fenty logo, printed robes, and silky shorts. The men’s collection is available online just in time to get that hard-to-shop-for guy in your life a little something for the holidays.
Rihanna’s Show Notes
Rihanna breaks down Savage X Fenty’s ethos for audiences in a behind-the-scenes look into how she created her Fall ’20 collection, from her definition of sexuality to the importance of community-building. Here, Rihanna shows us an inside look into her design studio, where she reflected on how fabrics play a crucial role in her inspiration for the Savage X Fenty designs. She shares how “inspiration can come from anything. What makes it unique is your own interpretation of that message, that color scheme, that texture. And, so everything that I do is going to be personal to me, especially when it comes to Savage.”
Discover Rihanna’s Fall ’20 Savage X Fenty line for yourself now (click here).