*Rihanna further expands her Dior portfolio with a new line of sunglasses, the French fashion house announced Tuesday.
RiRi, 28, designed a futuristic frame that will be available in six colors: silver, pink, blue, green and red, which will retail for $840, plus a 24-karat gold-plated edition for $1,950.
The “Rihanna” collection will be sold exclusively at Dior stores beginning in June.
Citing “Star Trek’s” visor-wearing lieutenant, Geordi La Forge, as her source of inspiration in a release, Rihanna explained, “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.”
“The process was pretty seamless,” she continued. “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.”
Dior CEO Sidney Toledano added, “We are very pleased to partner for the second time with Rihanna. She is an artist, an entertainer, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a style icon for today’s generation.”