Many high-profile figures participated, including Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski.
Some of the models wearing braids on the show were criticized for cultural appropriation.
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Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show featured Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens and Vanessa Hudgens. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Although the show featured a wide range of models, some viewers were critical of Emily Ratajkowski's hairstyle, which was traditionally worn by Black women.
Ratajkowski was seen walking down the catwalk to "Lemon", by N.E.R.D, featuring Rihanna. Dee, a TikTok user with 1.9 million followers, was upset that Ratajkowski appeared as the song "Mad ethnic now". The TikTok was viewed 1.4 million times, and has received 235,000 likes.
Many people expressed their opinion on social media. Some tweeted that white women who wear their hair in this manner are culturally appropriated.
Raina Morris, a comedian tweeted that she wished she could come up with something as funny and as hilarious as Rihanna braiding all the white girls for the fenty shows.
Others, however, were grateful for the many braided hairstyles worn by women and encouraged them to celebrate it.
The premiere was a great success. Many famous guests attended, including supermodel Gigi hadid, TikToker Bella poarch and Gottmik, "Drag Race" star.
A few models from the Savage X Fenty runway. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
In October 2020, a previous Savage X Fenty show featured a song that offend some Muslims. This was accused of cultural appropriation. Coucou Chloe's song "Doom", which was played during a performance, contained samples from Hadith, an Islamic type of scripture.
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People of the Muslim faith called Rihanna out on social media, claiming it was "disrespectful", and "a mockery", to their religion.
Rihanna apologized and admitted that it was an "huge oversight that was not intentionally offensive."
"I would like to apologize for my honest, but careless error. She wrote that she understood how we had hurt many Muslim brothers and sisters and was extremely disheartened.
Rihanna has yet to respond to the latest criticism. Insider reached out to Rihanna representatives for comment.
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