CLINTON HILL — A recent Pratt grad made her thesis project work, work, work.
A little more than month after fashion design student Isabel Hall showed her senior thesis collection at the 2016 Pratt Institute Fashion Show, pop singer Rihanna debuted one of the 22-year-old’s garments in the music video for Calvin Harris’s “This Is What You Came For,” according to the school.
The video, which had nearly 90 million views on YouTube as of Thursday morning, features Rihanna dancing against a series of projected backdrops wearing the billowy silver jumpsuit.
Rihanna’s stylist Mel Otterberg chose the outfit for the video after he attended the annual fashion show at Spring Studios with Pratt alumnus Adam Selman, according to a press release.
Ottenberg initially got in touch with Hall to use the jumpsuit for an editorial shoot, but later decided to use that look for the music video.
“It felt like something Debbie Harry would wear in the ’70s, like Stephen Sprouse, but it didn’t look retro,” he told W Magazine. “It doesn’t look like what anyone else is doing or thinking."
Ottenberg adapted the look for the music video by laying the semi-transparent suit over a catsuit to create a silhouette that showed through the material, according to W Magazine.
Hall told the publication that she had originally planned to make boxers out of the fabric, but went bigger at the request of a professor.
“That sparkly fabric, I fell in love with it immediately,” Hall said. “I knew I wanted to use it and I didn’t know how, but I loved how super-feminine it was, but it was mesh, it was sheer, it wasn’t physically putting glitter on anything.”
It’s not the first time Rihanna’s donned a Pratt student’s work.
Last spring, Ottenberg chose an outfit from alumna Giovanna Flores’ thesis collection for Rihanna’s performance in the 40th season finale of "Saturday Night Live."