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Rihanna Makes History as the First Black Woman to Star on British Vogue’s September Issue

Our forums have been rife with speculation about who would turn up on British Vogue‘s all-important September 2018 issue. Edward Enninful‘s been making a splash ever since he took over from Alexandra Shulman last year by giving us bold and diverse covers and now 10 months into his tenure, he chooses Rihanna to front the mag’s September edition (marking the first time a woman of color received the honor). Photographed by Nick Knight (whose last cover was back in 2012) and styled by Enninful, the Barbadian beauty sports a quirky makeup look in the portrait newsstand cover image (below) and wears a head full of exotic flowers for the subscriber’s cover.

UK Vogue September 2018 : Rihanna by Nick Knight


What’s not to love? “I’m into anything that will pop on the newsstand and this definitely will!” raved Lucien112 the second the cover surfaced.

MissLimaVzla felt exactly the same way: “I am living for this, honestly. This is the kind of cover that will catch everyone’s attention on the newsstands.”

“You honestly cannot be mad at this cover. I love it! Rihanna just knows how to work the camera and deliver stunning content,” praised callalills.

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“This woman is really on a whole different level, incredible,” applauded Marc10.

RanThe also seemed pretty impressed with the outcome: “STUNNING! MARVELOUS! ICON! I love it, I’ll be buying several copies and spend way too much money on them in America!!”

“I love E V E R Y T H I N G about this,” commented Fashionswagger.

“Rihanna by Nick Knight evoking late aughts Galliano realness, how can I be mad at that,” declared dodencebt.

“Epic!! A round of kudos to everyone involved!” proclaimed Velasco.

UK Vogue September 2018 : Rihanna by Nick Knight


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