Friday, January 27, 2017

Rihanna Channels Marie Antoinette on the Provocative Ninth Issue Cover of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book.

Carine Roitfeld has been hard at work building some serious cache for her eponymous magazine, CR Fashion Book. Since its launch, the glossy has features stars like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian on its cover. Roitfeld take her provocative aesthetics that much further as she reveals the title’s latest cover star, Rihanna. Channeling a modern day, blunt wielding , high fashion enthused Marie Antoinette, Bad Gal RiRi ushers in a new era of Royalty.

Earlier this month, the mag teased images of Willow Smith in its upcoming issue, and many speculated if the young artist also claimed the cover. Roitfeld put all speculation aside, officially releasing the headline making double cover issue, simply titled Marie Antoinette. Photographed by Terry Richardson, Rihanna poses confidently holding her breast on one cover whilst smoking a cigar on the other. The issue 9 cover star is dressed in a period feeling corset by Dilara Findikoglu and Dior.

Carine shares her inspiration for the cover and her obsession with all things Marie Antoinette and Rihanna.”Looking at the life and times of Marie Antoinette, we begin to see parallels between her and the female celebrities of today. Who besides our modern pop stars are followed with more obsession and desire? Rihanna is beloved while Marie Antoinette was not, but she shares with the Queen an unapologetic attitude that inspires and fascinates. She says what she wants, smokes what she wants, and wears what she wants, making her an icon of authenticity in an era of calculated, pre-baked fame,” Roitfeld shares.

CR Fashion Book Issue 9 will officially hit newstands on September 9. Until then stop by the mag’s site to read more.

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