She is the first black woman to cover the 400 page September issue of the Magazine.
In charge of her styling is the magazine’s editor-in-chief,Edward Enninful. Photography is by Nick Knight.
On choosing the singer to cover this issue, Enninful revealed:
I always knew it had to be Rihanna. A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her. No matter how haute the styling goes, or experimental the mood, you never lose her in the imagery. She is always Rihanna.”