SHE x Parker
Rihanna shows support for the New York-based brand, Parker:
As you’ve no doubt noticed, Rihanna loves to wear fun, flirty dresses — whether it be for a night out, or even a casual day of shopping. One brand that Rihanna has used a number of times as her go-to for the perfect dress is Parker. As you will see in this week’s special Vintage RiRi post, Rihanna has worn this brand throughout the years consistently. If you missed last week’s recap on Rihanna in designer brands Torn by Ronny Kobo and We Are Handsome, you can catch up by clicking the aforementioned titles.
PARKER NEW YORK was founded in 2008 and was created with the desire to reach the city girl with an unparalleled sense of style. From season to season, the Manhattan-based design team focuses on creating chic silhouettes with the perfect fit.
The first time Rihanna was spotted in one of Parker’s dresses was on August 4th, 2009. If you recall one of our previous Vintage RiRi posts (here), we covered this look in full detail. Rihanna wore Parker’s $187.00 Silk Floral Cami Dress that features a drawstring ruffle, a smocked elastic waistband and spaghetti straps. On this occasion, Rihanna paired her dress with Miu Miu Peep-Toe Lace Up Boots, Christian Dior Monsieur Sunglasses and an Alexander Wang Jess Small Shopper Handbag.
A little over a year later, on August 16th 2010, Rihanna was seen at Da Silvano restaurant wearing another Parker dress. This time, she wore Parker’s Babydoll Dress. This spaghetti strap dress was available in quite a few floral colorways and retailed at $245.00 and features a quilted bust detail and adjustable straps. She carried along with her, a Chanel Burgundy Leather Quilted Backpack.
Rihanna partied at LIV Nightclub in Miami alongside Drake towards the end of May in 2012. She was dressed comfortably in Parker’s $374.00 Tank Dress. This silk spaghetti strap dress is from their Spring/Summer 2012 Collection and features beading and leather sequins throughout, along with horizontal strap detailing at the back.
While in Barbados in July of 2012, Rihanna was spotted outside of the Louis Vuitton store wearing a Boy London BOY Cap and Parker’s Blue Strapless Hi-Lo Dress. This $286.00 strapless silk dress features a ruffle overlay at the bodice, a gathered elastic top hem and a smocked elastic waist. She completed her look with Black High-Top Converse sneakers. This was the last time she was spotted in this brand. We definitely look forward to seeing her wear more from them in the future!
RIHminder: To get a full recap on the major outfits Rihanna wore during the infamous Rated R Era, visit the Rihanna Overdose Rated R Era Fashion Recap (here). In that post you can get a detailed look at all of her photoshoots, music videos, and appearances!