Fenty is the also the first maison the company has created since Christian Lacroix’s since-shuttered line in 1987. "[Bernard] Arnault has given me a unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits,” Rihanna said at the time.
Later on, the official Fenty account tweeted out a message of thanks alongside a photo of the star with A$AP Rocky, who wore a slouchy Fenty suit to the awards show. “Thank you to the [British Fashion Council] for this wonderful opportunity which means so much to me as a young black woman,” read the tweet. “This is a great achievement for our brand.
Janet Jackson presented Rihanna with her award (which Virgil Abloh won for his Off-White line the year before). "You’re loved for your style, your boldness and for your strength as a woman," Jackson told the Bad Gal on stage. "You’re respected as a successful artist, fashion designer, activist, entrepreneur.
Rihanna took home a big prize last night at the 2019 British Fashion Awards, winning the Urban Luxe award for her five-month-old LVMH line, Fenty.
The first Fenty collection was unveiled this past May, shortly after the announcement that Rihanna was founding a luxury line with LVMH (at that point she had already founded her inclusive lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, the game changing Fenty Beauty, and designed multiple collections for Fenty x Puma).
Rihanna arrives at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England.
Rihanna attends The Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England.