Update (13/07): In May, we reported that Rihanna's sunglasses collaboration with Dior would be hitting stores this summer - and the collection is now available. To celebrate, Dior has released a series of gifs of Riri (who'll be in town this November for the Formula 1) strutting her stuff in the pieces, shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Watch them exclusively below, and then be sure to head in store to grab your very own pair.
Original article (26/05): Rihanna has her sights set on the fashion industry and she won't stop until she's dressing us all from head to toe. Just in case you weren't decked out in enough Bad Gal Riri gear (Fenty by Rihanna for Puma, Rihanna for Manolo Blahnik and don't forget the soon-to-be make-up range Fenty Beauty by Rihanna), there's a new Riri-designed Dior sunglasses collection arriving just in time for summer.
According to Dior, the singer took inspiration for the shades from an unexpected source: La Forge from Star Trek. "I've always been obsessed with his eyewear, and when I got to Dior and saw all the materials I could play with, it all just came together," Rihanna said in a statement.
Star Trek's La Forge inspired Rihanna's sunglasses design - Getty Images
As part of her brand ambassadorship, Rihanna has designed a range of Dior sunglasses, set to launch this summer. The new futuristic shades will be available in six different colour variations - silver, pink, blue, green and red - retailing for Dhs3,085. For those of us who are feeling extra Bad Gal Riri, there's also a luxe 24-karat gold-plated style, which will be available for Dhs7,160.
The six colour variations of Rihanna's Dior sunglasses
The range marks Rihanna's first design project for Dior and will be sold exclusively in Dior stores this summer. Leave it to Bad Gal Riri to somehow make accessorising like Star Trek completely cool.