After spending five years as an HR director for a real estate investment firm in Atlanta, Gess Pugh decided to leave it all behind and move to New York City to pursue a career as a model and wardrobe stylist in 2019.
That same year, Pugh started a series on Instagram called #RIHCreate where she re-creates outfits worn by Rihanna.
“I decided that I wanted to pursue my passion for fashion, as cliché as that sounds, and work to diversify the fashion industry with not only just being a Black woman but also being plus-size,” she told Insider. “I just wanted to represent more plus-size women in that space and create a voice for us with brands.”
See her fabulous recreations below.
Here are some other celebrities in her archives.