CR Fashion Book has been teasing us for weeks, generating buzz and getting us all hyped up for the release of its ninth installment by unveiling all sorts of previews of the upcoming Fall/Winter issue. Our forums first assumed Joan Smalls and Fernanda Ly were featured on covers, but then came another teaser featuring Lindsey Wixson and Ruth Bell. It seems that we were all fooled, however, as Rihanna has just been announced the CR Fashion Book official cover star for Issue 9.
Magazine founder Carine Roitfeld has managed to secure covers for her namesake publication with the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga for previous editions, so a cover featuring Rihanna has most definitely been long overdue. Better late than never, the Barbadian singer posed for controversial photographer Terry Richardson while channeling the ill-fated Marie Antoinette. Rihanna looks perfectly comfortable playing up to Roitfeld’s saucy interpretation of the last queen of France and slays — as usual. On cover one (above), Rihanna nails it in a coat and necklace from Christian Dior worn over a Kunza Corsetorium corset. In the second cover (below), Roitfeld selected a top by Dilara Findikoglu for the singer as she puffs away on a cigar. Oh là là!
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