Nicki Minaj has been named the new face of the Roberto Cavalli's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. Coming three days after the release of her third album, The Pinkprint, Nicki posted a first look at the gorgeous campaign images to her Instagram page.
Shot by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, we see Nicki donning a jet-black bouffant and flowy print gowns. Many began to notice the rapper's make-under earlier this year as she ditched her previously outlandish style and affinity for fluorescent wigs for black hair and sleek evening gowns. She told Cosmopolitan that she began channeling Marilyn Monroe for inspiration, which certainly comes through in the Cavalli photos.
In addition to the campaign, she will endorse Roberto Cavalli's eyewear, accessory and ready-to-wear lines. In a statement, Cavalli praises Nicki's famous figure as inspiration for the campaign. Via Forbes:
"I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body – who is not afraid to show her curves. Instead, she makes them her strength,"
Images via Nicki Minaj's Instagram.