At this point, the world has come to understand that Rihanna never does anything the “normal” way. From receiving the CFDA’s Style Icon award in a transparent dress to how she announces big life news (remember that baby bump reveal?), it’s all shrouded in drama – and the very good kind of drama, to be perfectly clear.
Rihanna’s version of a fashion show turns the traditional catwalk on its head. It’s an expect-the-unexpected kind of situation, and luckily we’re just days away from being gifted with another installation. Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 premieres on Amazon Prime this Wednesday, with Rihanna serving as both executive producer and creative director.
Here are the key things to know ahead of Wednesday’s show, like how to watch and the special guests to expect.
It is available to stream on Prime Video.
Like last season vol. 3, the show will be streamed on Amazon. Anyone with a Prime membership can experience it exactly as the artist-cum-icon intended it to be: as an artistic experience that transcends labels.
Part musical performance, part runway, part cabaret – it’s truly a pop culture fantasy that seems to have snuck into the star’s heart and soul and pulled out some very cool stuff.
The talent list is deep.
Names touted include Anitta, Burna Boy and Maxwell, and special appearances from Ángela Aguilar, Avani Gregg, Bella Poarch, Bretman Rock, Cara Delevingne, Damson Idris, Joan Smalls, Kornbread, Lara Stone, Lilly Singh, Marsai Martin, Precious Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Simu Liu, Taraji P. Henson, Taylor Paige, Winston Duke, and Zach Miko.
In short, it’s jam-packed with familiar faces. Look and see who you see in a super glam version of the look-and-find games you loved as a kid.
The visuals, the choreography and the overall atmosphere will be top notch.
Last year’s show won an award for choreography and was also nominated in the production design category. It’s an impressive act to follow, but there’s no doubt that this year’s will have the same skilled experts involved in making it all a must-see moment on the fashion calendar. Notes delivered ahead of time call it a “visual feast” that harnesses “the hypnotic essence of nocturnal nature.”
You can shop it right away.
As before, everyone involved in the literal extravaganza will be wearing pieces from the latest collection – and everything will be available to shop immediately in Amazon fashion store. That connection between the high-wattage show and your own living room is exciting – there’s something undeniably cool about seeing Rihanna in something and buying it for yourself right away (and not having it cost a thousand kroner).
The icon and friends are also basically the best sellers out there. Yes, you can see what a garment looks like on the site’s model, but you can really see what it looks like when you’re strutting, twirling, or otherwise living its best life at the Savage X Fenty Show.
The brand is still committed to a wide size range.
It’s no longer news that something with the Fenty name means body diversity. The brand has made sure to bring this commitment into the real world as well, producing everything in an uber-wide range of sizes.
Bras are made in band sizes 30 to 46 and AH cups (the largest is 46DDD/42H). Lingerie, pajamas and loungewear in the series range from extra small to XXXL.
Leah Melby Clinton is a writer, editor and serious shopper who loves discovering new brands, describing the best ways to build a wardrobe and interviewing interesting people.