Behind the Scenes With ‘The Fire Inside’ Star Ryan Destiny Before the Dior Couture Show

Up-and-coming actress Ryan Destiny made her Dior Couture debut this week in Paris, taking in the latest collection from the brand.

Destiny, who is best known for her role in Lee Daniels’ Fox series “Star,” will be seen this Christmas in Amazon MGM’s biopic “The Fire Inside,” in which she portrays boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. The film is written by Barry Jenkins and tells the story of Shields, who became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing and the first American boxer (male or female) ever to win gold in back-to-back Olympic Games. Destiny’s portrayal has been called one of the “most anticipated movie performances of 2024” by Variety.

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With the fall bringing premieres and awards season events, it only makes sense to start things off fashion-wise at Paris Couture. Styled by Scot Louie for the Dior Couture show, the 29-year-old wore a “timeless Dior” look that had her feeling “sultry and feminine.”

For glam, Destiny worked with Hos Hounkpatin on hair and Naima Bremer for makeup. “The hair was its own character. I was feeling her,” Destiny said of the beauty look. Glam is “always an adventure,” she added. “Love when we finally put all the elements together.”

Her look “fit like a glove even at the fitting, I was so happy,” she said. The outfit consisted of a black fitted jacket and a short black skirt to match, which paired with her bobbed hair.

“We naturally gravitated toward a shorter style to compliment the look. It just made sense,” Destiny said.

With that, it was off to the venue.

“It’s always a relief when you finally can sit down,” she said.

Launch Gallery: Getting Ready for Dior Couture with Ryan Destiny

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