Rihanna purchased 'entire archive' of vintage Baby Phat clothes


Rihanna is the proud owner of an "entire archive" of vintage Baby Phat clothes.

In a new profile for The Cut, Kimora Lee Simmons was interviewed about her life and career, as well as her decision to reboot Baby Phat - the fashion brand she co-founded with former husband Russell Simmons in the late 1990s.  

However, in an aside, writer Allison P. Davis noted that there is a lot of nostalgia for '90s fashion at present, and trendsetter Rihanna - who launched her Fenty fashion label with LVMH earlier this year - was among those who collected original Baby Phat pieces.  

"The vintage purveyor and fashion historian Gabriel Held reports selling his entire archive of the brand to Rihanna last year," she commented.  

Allison gave no further details about Rihanna's archive of Baby Phat, but in a statement to editors at Page Six, Gabriel confirmed that he had passed on his whole collection to the superstar's team.  

Elsewhere in the chat, Kimora reflected on the success of Baby Phat's relaunch in June, when she created a capsule collection in collaboration with Forever 21, with the pieces quickly selling out.  

And she was quick to shut down speculation that her business had been funded by either Russell, or her current husband Tim Leissner, a former banker.  

"Believe you me, I've been all up and down the wazoo checked. I'm not in that. Don't just attack me because it's just cute that day," the 44-year-old stated. "It's like when people say to me, 'Oh, you got this from Russell.' I would say, '(I was) working on my own, and quite successfully, when I met Russell.'" 

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