And this is how you break the internet, RiRi style.
Remember when we teased a few Rihanna images for the ninth edition of CR Fashion Book? Well, thanks to Instagram, the Barbadian queen has released more of her CR shoot with Terry Richardson. As part of her recent Carine Roitfeld co-sign, Rihanna graces the cover of the newest release. She joins an exclusive group of artists, such as Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, who’ve graced the covers of previous issues, respectively.
The ninth issue is inspired by Marie Antoinette. “Marie Antoinette has been loved and loathed in equal measure, but never sought approval by anyone,” the issue quotes from John Galliano. “That legacy is both empowering and inspiring.”
And then comes Rihanna; someone who, too, has never sought approval by anyone. The released images portray a modern-day ‘Marie Antoinette gone bad’ aesthetic. Rih gives us the finger, smokes a blunt, and frees the nipple; an average day in the life of Rih, probably. Highlights include the Balenciaga puffer jacket, and Rih’s powerful homage to motherhood. Oh, and if you needed more of an incentive, our gal Willow Smith makes an appearance too. The 9th issue was released on stands September 15. Check out the full RiRi collection in the gallery above. To guarantee a copy for yourself, and for further CR info, order now from The CR Shop here. BRB, just whipping out my old Marie Antoinette wig from the cupboards. That’s now a thing, right?