Ciara has long been admired for her trendsetting style, and now her status as a fashion icon has been cemented as she fronts the latest campaign for Roberto Cavalli. The singer, 29, joins the ranks of Gisele Bündchen, Georgia May Jagger and Rita Ora, all of whom have been ambassadors for the Italian label.
“I am so honoured to be the face of the current campaign for Roberto Cavalli,” Ciara said in a statement. “I grew up truly admiring the beautiful collections and dreaming of wearing them.
“I had a marvellous night dancing with Mr Cavalli last fall in Dubai, and now my dream of being in one of their campaigns has come true. I am excited that also now my friend Peter Dundas will be at the creative helm and I look forward to his creations.”
The Turn It Up artist also took to social media to share her excitement at what is yet another milestone in her career.
“Aaahh!! I’m So Excited!! Love You @peter_dundas. @robertocavalli #CiaraForCavalli,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Roberto Cavalli’s Instagram page where the initial announcement was made.
The Italian fashion house’s creative director Peter Dundas himself posted a congratulatory message on Instagram for the Lose Control singer.
“CONGRATS CIARA!!!” he captioned the striking shot. “To my friend and my love @ciara the new face of @roberto_cavalli FW2015 Ad Campaign #ciaraforcavalli #cavalligirls #cavalli crew #friends #love #alwaysfun Ph@francescocarrozzini.”
It’s been an exciting year for Ciara, who welcomed baby boy Future last June, named after his rapper father.
Recent weeks have seen the star rumoured to be dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson – speculation was further fuelled after the pair attended the White House State Dinner in Washington together in April.
The couple were first rumoured to be dating on Thursday, with sources telling E! News that the relationship is very new, but going very well so far.
“It’s still at the beginning stages and it’s very fresh,” a source told E! News. “She thinks he is a complete gentleman and has really enjoyed hanging out with him these past few weeks. It’s constant laughter and fun with them.
“Things are a bit busy for them now, but they are willing to make time and see where this may go.”