When Rihanna was named the new face of a new Dior campaign late last week, she made history by becoming the first Black woman to sign a deal with the fashion house. 

Rihanna is already stepping up to the plate and taking this honor seriously. In an interview with MTV to promote her upcoming movie HomeRiRi dished on the importance of her appointment. "It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color, I think, to be acknowledged by Dior," she says. "It means a lot as a woman to feel beautiful to feel elegant and timeless."

The new campaign is set to feature Rihanna in the fourth episode of Dior's "Secret Garden" film and print campaign, which is set for a spring release. Rihanna was shot at Versailles by renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein

Watch Rihanna discuss the campaign above. 

[via MTV]