Christiane Pendarvis, Co-President and Chief Merchant, Savage X Fenty
Christiane Pendarvis discusses her career beginnings, growing Savage X Fenty into a global powerhouse, and the drive to increase diversity and representation in the fashion industry.
On Savage X Fenty’s business model of inclusion and diversity in fashion: “We at Savage are very focused on showcasing, celebrating, building a broad umbrella around who gets recognized, who gets celebrated, who gets acknowledged within this framework of this industry.”
On working for Rihanna as a CEO and Creative Director: “She constantly is challenging us to be better, to think differently, to be innovative, to outdo what we’ve done to make sure we’re not doing things that look like what everybody else has done. So it’s really, it’s a pleasure. I’ve learned a lot working with her. Her instinct is really amazing.”
The episode was recorded on September 17, 2021.