Rihanna has been in the news for the good, the bad, and the dreadful, but the most recent rumors swirling around the songstress have to do with a possible design deal with Top Shop. In the world of fashion and celebrity, what may be a casual outing on one end may be interpreted as the meeting of great minds on the other. Rihanna was recently seen having lunch with Sir Phillip Green. For those of you who have not yet memorized the names of top clothing line execs, Sir Phillip Green owns Top Shop. He wasn’t the only high-powered Brit at the lunch table. Rihanna was also joined by American Idol judge Simon Cowell.
So, was this lunch, which took place in Barbados where the recording artists was also photographed in her most recent beach style duds, really just a social gathering? Or was it, as many fashionistas and style news reporters are hoping, the beginning of a collaboration? Well, Women’s Wear Daily is taking the wind out of our sails. They have reported that the lunch was entirely social and is not evidence of a future design project between Rihanna and Top Shop.
We’ll keep a close eye on this story anyway, and for good reason. There may, in fact, be a glimmer of hope. Top Shop spokespeople would not comment on the story. Perhaps this means that there is a chance after all. Perhaps there is even a chance that this media hubbub will make both Top Shop and Rihanna reconsider whether or not they should partner on a line of clothing. There is always a chance that public response will yield a fashion line. After all, wasn’t it a Facebook campaign that led to Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live? In the explosive, fast-paced world of social media, you just never know where a news story might lead.