R&B pop music queen Rihanna has been having great success in the fashion and advertising world over the past couple of years. She was hired on as creative director for Puma last year, and now she has been chosen to be the “face of Dior.” If that title did not hold enough prestige, it has been reported that the artist is the very first Black woman to ever represent the fashion line. 

InStyle magazine reported, “Given that she’s a regular fixture in the Christian Dior front row and wore the brand for a recent performance of ‘FourFiveSeconds,’ some may have seen the announcement coming. By fronting the campaign, Rihanna is also making history since she’s the first Black woman to be a brand ambassador for Dior. Not only is her role great news for diversity within the fashion industry, but it’s also further proof that 2015 belongs to Rihanna. She stars in her first animation, ‘Home,’ this month, has recorded the soundtrack to accompany it, and is releasing her eighth studio album this year.”

2015 is Rihanna’s year. She has been able to overcome a number of personal challenges with grace and professionalism. Now she is positioning herself to be an international style icon, creating a legacy that will last longer than the average pop music star’s career.