DUBAI: Who is wearing $800 party heels in the midst of a pandemic? Well, everyone turns out. Jordanian-Romanian designer Amina Muaddi’s vibrant shoes have become ubiquitous in celebrity circles, where stars like Kim Kardashian and Dua Lipa often flaunt her signature flared pumps. But perhaps no one has as much affinity with the 33-year-old star’s heels as superstar Rihanna.
The singer-turned-designer has an unrivaled collection of Amina Muaddi heels, which have become her go-to footwear choice, whether she’s attending lavish red carpet events, fundraising galas or taking a walk. out of order.
The 33-year-old was recently spotted at the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles and donned a pair of Amina Muaddi pumps for the occasion.
The Fenty Beauty founder opted for a pair of Amina Muaddi Ami Croc-Embossed pumps, which she paired with a matching light blue ensemble by Maisie Wilen and a vintage plaid coat from Chanel’s 1996 collection.
Just a week before that, the self-proclaimed ‘Bad Gal’ raised the bar for quarantine outfits when she stepped out in California wearing Brain Dead green sweatpants, a black lace-trimmed tank top and ruffles. a fuzzy green and white-striped cardigan layered under a brown leather jacket lined with sheepskin. The superstar accessorized her look with “her new everyday shoe” – according to Muaddi’s Instagram – a pair of white pointed-toe Ursina pumps by the part-Jordanian designer.
Rihanna’s affinity for the brand isn’t lost on the Paris-based designer, who took to Instagram this week to thank the superstar for “rocking me so regularly.”
According to an interview with British Vogue, Rihanna came across Muaddi’s shoes after her longtime stylist, Jahleel Weaver, showed her the first prototypes. “But then she bought a few pairs herself through her personal shopper. He’s such a nice person. She sent me Fenty clothes when she started her own brand – I feel amazing when I wear them. There’s this swagger, you feel like you’re channeling Rihanna,” she said.
The Paris-based designer will next create a collection for Rihanna’s Fenty house supported by LVMH, which won the 2020 FN Achievement Award. After the sold-out success of the first collection, Rihanna hired Muaddi to design another collection for Fenty , which was discontinued in November.