There are few campaigns in recent memory that have garnered as much hype and anticipation as Rihanna's "Secret Garden IV" ads for Dior. Not only do they mark the first time that the singer has joined forces with the brand (she succeeds fellow celebrities like Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard), but it's also the first time that the French fashion house has featured a woman of color as its campaign star. After what seems like ages of waiting since the news was announced, Riri took to Instagram and Facebook late on Wednesday night to share a few preview images, which are as badass as we expected them to be. Shot by Steven Klein at the Palace of Versailles, the pop star's ads are dark, mysterious and ultra-glamorous, with Dior's high-gloss accessories and feminine gowns taking center stage.
Scroll on for a sneak peek at Rihanna's Dior campaign, and we'll be sure to update as soon as it's released in full.