News Brief: Rihanna Stuns in New Dior Campaign, Cannes to Beef Up Security After Cartier Heist

And Estée Lauder has its eyes on South Korean beauty.
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And Estée Lauder has its eyes on South Korean beauty.
The Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

The Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this afternoon.

Rihanna Slays in Her First Dior Campaign
Rihanna revealed photos from her long anticipated “Secret Garden IV” campaign for Dior over social media last night. The singer, who is the first woman of color to be the face of the French brand, is photographed traipsing the dark halls of Versailles decked out in glamorous gowns, and the former face of Balmain proves that she's no newcomer to the high fashion campaign game. {Fashionista}

Estée Lauder Has Its Eyes on South Korean Beauty
Estée Lauder is reportedly considering acquiring two South Korean beauty brands, trying to capitalize on the recent interest in all things K-beauty among American shoppers. Lauder recently acquired indie skincare line Glamglow and artisanal fragrance brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in the first quarter. {WWD}

Aeffe Sales Take a Hit in Russia
Sales for Aeffe SpA in Russia slumped due to the precarious political climate, low oil prices and sanctions from by Western nations. Sales in the region fell 53 percent between the first quarter of 2015 and the same period a year prior. Aeffe SpA is the parent company of brands including Moschino, Alberta Feretti and Pollini. {Fashionista}

Security Amped Up at Cannes After Last Year’s Cartier Heist
Following last year’s theft of $20 million worth of Cartier jewelry, extra security has been put in place at the annual Cannes Film Festival, at both the event venues and hotels where celebrities will be staying. Considering that it's widely known how much wealth rolls into the French seaside town this time of year, we're thinking this is a pretty good plan. {Page Six}

Next Big Trend: Fashion Execs Heading to Startups
What’s the next big thing in the business of fashion? Execs are defecting to the startups in droves. For instance, Coach’s former head of North American retail operations, Fran Della Badia, recently went to Bonobos, and Lululemon veteran Sheree Waterson defected to Nasty Gal. We're guessing this is just the beginning. {WWD}