Rihanna launched her sunglasses campaign with Dior

This is the second collaborative project between Rihanna and Dior. A year ago, Steven Klein photographed Rihanna in“Secret Garden IV,” a campaign and short film shot inside Versailles features her in Dior sunglasses. “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.” In terms of the design process, she said, “The process was pretty seamless. I spent a day at Dior with their eyewear design team. I started by looking through all the archives to see what they’ve done in the past, then got acquainted with all the new materials. I literally sat there and drew and drew until I was happy with the design, and the team illustrated it for me right then and there. We picked materials and colors that same day, and after that it was a matter of weeks before I saw the first prototype.”

Rihanna wearing frames from her Dior sunglass collaboration. Rihanna wearing frames from her Dior sunglass collaboration.

The sunglasses will be sold exclusively at Dior stores beginning in early June, though Rihanna has been teasing the shades on her Instagram account. There is one frame available in six variations — the silver, pink, blue, green and red styles will retail for $840, while a deluxe 24-karat gold-plated version will sell for $1,950

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