Ariana Grande wasn’t kidding when she said retail therapy was her new addiction.
The “7 Rings” singer, 25, was announced as the new face of French fashion house Givenchy on Friday.
“I am so proud to be the new face of Givenchy. It is a house I have forever admired and to now be part of that family is such an honor,” Grande said in a statement. “I love this clothing and the confidence and joy it brings to the people wearing it. Not only is the clothing timeless and beautiful but I’m proud to work with a brand that makes people feel celebrated for who they are, and unapologetic about whatever they want to be.”
The label teased the big announcement on Thursday with a silhouetted image of Grande’s signature ponytail, which fans were able to ID in no time.
“A modern muse and the voice of a generation, Ariana has emerged as one of the most influential forces in pop culture today,” reps from the brand wrote in the announcement. “A Grammy award-winning performer, songwriter and singer, she naturally embodies the spirit of the Givenchy woman with impertinence, generosity and a lightning wit — all cloaked in a touch of mystery.”
In the images released thus far, Grande wears a sleek black dress and oversized pearl headband, which looks very similar to those she’s been sporting in recent weeks (a sneak peek at the new collection, perhaps?). She even shows off her “mille tendresse” neck tattoo, which in French means “a thousand tendernesses” and was made popular by the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”; Audrey Hepburn was famously close to Hubert de Givenchy.
But her work with the luxury label won’t stop Grande from building a fashion and beauty empire of her own. In April, she filed to trademark the name of her album and hit single “Thank U, Next” to market perfumes and body wash. Later, Grande confirmed the forthcoming scent in a now-deleted post on Instagram, and said it will smell like coconuts.
The star previously served as the face of Reebok, but this marks her first high-fashion gig. Grande’s first full campaign for the brand will be unveiled in July.
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