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Gracing the cover of Vogue is among fashion’s highest honors, up there with winning a CFDA Fashion Icon Award or coaxing a smile out of Anna Wintour. Even Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (aka Kimye), who seem to have fashion wrapped around their little fingers these days, had a tough time wrangling what is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
But for Rihanna, it’s just another cover.
The April issue of the magazine marks RiRi’s fourth time fronting the fashion bible. Meanwhile, across the pond, the “Work” singer also nabbed the cover of Vogue‘s U.K. April issue, rocking sparkly studs and a cowboy hat.
The U.S. cover, on the other hand, has a much sexier vibe. Photographed by Mert and Marcus, it features the superstar emerging gracefully from a lake in a stellar sequin number by Tom Ford, as though it’s the easiest feat in the world. (It’s not, as Kate Moss can tell you.) Text surrounding the image asks the question, “From musician to movie star to mogul, is there anything she can’t do?” Short answer: no.
Rihanna is the women’s creative director of Puma, she’s collaborated with Manolo Blahnik and Stance Socks, and she has a beauty agency in the works. Not to mention, she was the first black face of Dior (“I was already proud to be a Dior woman, but to be a black Dior woman and the first: It did something else for me”), and now, the glossy revealed she has a sunglasses collaboration in the works for this spring. Oh, and she’s got that whole pop-music icon gig going strong, too.
All in a day’s work.
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