Harper’s Bazaar sure is loving pop stars (and the color red) while celebrating its year-long 150th anniversary. Lady Gaga and Madonna have both been given covers and now it’s Rihanna’s turn for March 2017. Marking her third cover appearance for the glossy, Rihanna goes blonde for photographer Mariano Vivanco’s first Bazaar cover shoot. Rihanna smolders on the newsstand cover (below), while on the subscribers cover (after the jump), she stands atop a vintage aircraft in a nod to the magazine’s heritage.
Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t sold on the concept. “Why are magazine editors acting like there’s only five singers, five actresses and five models that need to be used over and over and over again? Honestly? I don’t like the cover, the hair looks too messy for my taste and I don’t like different shades of red,” complained KateTheGreatest the moment the cover dropped.