The fashion, beauty, music, and pretty much everything else mogul broke the mold with a runway show during New York Fashion Week earlier this month, which debuted on Amazon Prime Video Friday for all our viewing pleasure.
But instead of a traditional runway presentation (Victoria’s Secret, please see yourself out) to reveal her new Fall/Winter 2019 collection, Rihanna brought pop culture titans together for an all-inclusive, body-positive and diverse experience second to none.
With the Hadid sisters, Laverne Cox, Cara Delevingne and more stomping down the runway, it was a legends-only affair and, of course, Normani fit right in, leaving just about everybody on the floor with a jaw-dropping dance performance.
Mid-way through the show, the “Motivation” singer appeared in a printed bra and underwear ready to showcase her unparalleled moves with a group of dancers to the tune of Sean Paul’s “Get Busy.”
Fans on social media almost universally agreed that the 23-year-old singer stole the show, which also featured performances by Big Sean, Halsey, DJ Khaled and Migos, singing her praises and on social media.
Even Rihanna herself was impressed by Normani laying waste to the stage, remarking that she’s “not nearly as good a dancer.”
“I wanted to highlight women who are powerful,” the entertainer told Elle about her vision for the show, which was choreographed by Parris Goebel. “To me, power in whatever way you master it is very sexy. And with someone like Normani, you know, she’s an incredible dancer, and dance is athleticism. Dance is powerful. It would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity to have that kind of beauty and power in the show.”
Normani, who first appeared on the scene as a member of the now-disbanded girl group Fifth Harmony, has become a cultural force as of late, releasing her first official single “Motivation” and its accompanying music video to much acclaim.