'Black + Iconic: Style Gods' Features Rapper Dess Dior On How She Keeps Her Swag So Unique

An encore presentation of the BET documentary will air on February 1 at 9 p.m. EST.

Dess Dior has some serious influence! With just a quick scroll on Instagram, you can easily see why 2M people follow the rapper’s luxe lifestyle. Highlights on her Insta timeline include donning fly designer outfits while sitting front row at major fashion shows, or you can see her rocking layers of diamond bling while jet-setting across the world.

Dess recently opened up about her passion for fashion in the upcoming Black + Iconic: Style Gods documentary on BET. The two-hour film (originally debuted in 2023 with an encore showing on February 1 at 9 p.m. EST) features original interviews with legendary Black models, fashion designers, and style icons to explore the many ways Black people continue to move the needle in the fashion industry.

During an interview with, Dess explained why she believes her personal style has influenced others. 

“I definitely believe my love for style and fashion played a huge role in my success,” Dess shared. “A lot of people look at me because of how I dress. They want to channel my style.”

"The Impact Atlanta" star continued, “My music and my style play hand-in-hand. When people get inspired by my look, it makes them want to tap into my music. When people hear my music, it makes them want to go back and look at my style to see if I’m really that fly.”

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So where does the “Rich and Raw” rapper draw her fashion inspiration? None other than style icons Rihanna and Teyana Taylor. She says she also loves to scroll through TikTok and check out the unique styles of fashion influencers in the UK.

“They inspire a lot of my looks,” she shared. “On TikTok, I’m always on their threads and just looking at how they piece things together because it’s so different.”

For those who are looking to break barriers with their style, Dess offered the following fashion advice: “Be yourself!”

We couldn’t agree more!

An encore presentation of Black + Iconic: Style Gods airs on Thursday, February 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BET. The documentary film “Black + Iconic: Style Gods" stars Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning entertainer Billy Porter who hosts and narrates the project and acts as one of the executive producers.

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