When news broke earlier this week thatRihanna and A$AP Rockyare expecting their first child, the world went into overdrive. The queen of street style, whose outfits always make headlines, curated perhaps the coolest pregnancy announcement outfit ever. Photographed looking radiant, while cozied up to her boyfriend in his birthplace of Harlem, Rih wore a hot-pink Chanel fall 1996 coat with a Christian Lacroix gemstone crucifix necklace draped over her bump.
The collector behind that special piece of jewelry is Kerry Bonnell, the longtime vintage connoisseur and founder ofArchive vintage. “I purchased that necklace from an auction specifically for Rihanna; it reminds me of the ’80s in a wonderful way,” recalls the collector, who first connected with one of Rihanna’s stylists,Nini Nguyen, in a Dallas store in 2019. “Nini’s super sweet and knows what Rihanna wants. After working with them for so long, I feel like I do too.”