Rihanna’s Fenty label praised for following in Nike’s footsteps with ‘real women’ mannequins

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RIHANNA has been praised for using mannequins which look like real women in her first Fenty fashion line.

The 31-year-old Work singer is using curvy, size-inclusive mannequins to showcase her designs – which were launched at a New York pop-up this week.

Rihanna has been praised for using realistic mannequins to model her clothes
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Just days after Nike launched plus-sized mannequins in its Oxford Street store, the US label used statues with hips, curves and even a little belly to model the clothes.

One impressed fan tweeted: “When the mannequin looks like a real woman – Let Rihanna fun yalls businesses PLEASE”.

While a second said: “This is my body in a mannequin – Thank you Rihanna”.

And a third wrote: “Rihanna will forever get it right. I’m here for the realistic mannequin. Thank you.”

Fenty’s line goes up to a UK size 18 and Rihanna admitted her own fluctuating body shape has helped her see fashion in a different light.

Inclusivity is a core concept for the Barbadian celeb, whose foundation range famously included 50 different shades for women of all skin colours.

“Whether it’s through fashion, lingerie, music, make-up, we try to get everybody involved and included in our brand,” Rihanna told E!

“We have our fit models, which is the standard size from factories, you just get your samples made in one size.

“But then, I want to see it on my body, I want to see it on a curvy girl with thighs and a little bit of booty and hips.”

Nike caused a stir by using plus-sized mannequins earlier this month
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She told the Metro: “You wear what looks good on you. I’m thick and curvy right now, and so if I can’t wear my own stuff then, that’s not gonna work.

“My size is not the biggest size. It’s actually closer to the smallest size we have.”

Rihanna previously booked pregnant ladies for her Savage x Fenty NYFW show, with one model going into labour just minutes after walking the catwalk.

Fenty’s bras are stocked up to a 46DDD while the undies go up to a 3X.

Rihanna is worth a huge £470 million, according to Forbes. You can shop her full range here.

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