During most of the premature events and shows that have gone ahead during the year of our lord, coronavirus, we have asked ourselves one simple question: “why, though?” From the eerie emptiness of the VMA’s “red carpet” to the awkwardness of thespians clutching their masks at the Venice Film Festival, the major events that have chosen to go ahead during the pandemic seem wrapped in the awkward tension that really, we probs shouldn’t be doing this. Until now. Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show is back and it delivered the goods—or should we say, delivered the baddies.
The spectacular lingerie spectacle, Savage X Fenty Vol. 2, was announced across Rihanna’s personal and Savage X Fenty IGs. The teaser reveals a stacked lineup, assumedly handpicked by Rihanna, who served as the Executive Producer and Creative Director of the show. To run through ’em real quick, we saw performances from Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, Ella Mai, Miguel, Mustard, Roddy Ricch, and Rosalía.
In terms of who walked the the Savage X Fenty show? We had some returning faces, Bella Hadid, Big Sean, Cara Delevingne, Christian Combs, Normani, and our girl Paloma Elsesser, but honestly there’s more talent in this lineup than we have commas.
But, because it’s Rihanna, there were a few notable additions. Namely Lizzo (!!), Erika Jayne, Gigi Goode, Irina Shayk, Laura Harrier, Paris Hilton, Rico Nasty, Shea Couleé, Willow Smith, Chika, Miss 5th Avenue, Jaida Essence Hall. The teaser video highlighted a returning antipodean talent, dancer and choreographer Parris Goebel, who sprinkled her golden touch over the performances as she did last year.
The Savage X Fenty Show dropped on Amazon Prime on the 2nd of October and we’re already prepping our burner email accounts to stream it on a free trial. (Yes, I’m happy Rihanna got her coin, however, I personally, do not want to give away my coin to Mr. Bezos.) The featured Savage X Fenty show collection (inclusively sized from XS to 3X, as per) is available to shop now, so if you see something on your faves that you like, keep your finger on the add to cart button, these are gonna go quick.