Rihanna Transforms Into A Futuristic Queen For W Magazine [Photos]

Cartier tiara, earrings, and necklace; Rihanna’s own cuff earring and chain necklace (throughout). Hair by Yusef for Leonor Greyl Hair Care at Factory Downtown; makeup and tattoos by Pat McGrath Labs; manicures by Maria Salandra for Chanel at Fr8me.com. Set design by Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY.

Cartier tiara, earrings, and necklace; Rihanna’s own cuff earring and chain necklace.

Rihanna is iced in jewels on a special collector’s edition of W Magazine. Shot by Steven Klein and styled by Edward Enninful, the 28-year-old is donning high end designers, while serving futuristic tease. On the inspiration for the fashion, Edward explains:

Instead of doing military clothes, I wanted something more futuristic, which is very much a part of the [fall] season. Hood by Air, Prada – all these designers showed collections that had a futuristic edge. So she’s living in a dystopian world and she’s fearless, which is pretty much Rihanna’s personality. She’s not scared, and that’s what I love about her. She’s royalty. When I talked to Rihanna, I told her that I didn’t think she should wear clothes off the runway because a queen gets her clothes made. So then we got designers, like Prada, Margiela, to make specific things for her. Everybody used the theme of the last woman on earth. So basically if she was the last woman on earth, what would she wear? How would she protect herself? It’s like whatever she finds – rocks, keys, furs – she puts on her body. Dior came up with a jacket that was almost like a second coat of armor. Loewe remade a bustier. Margiela made this beautiful tin foil-like cape out of tarp fabric.

Check out the spread below.




Rihanna wears a Gareth Pugh coat and headpiece; Bordelle bra, harness, and briefs; Mugler Archive arm piece; Lynn Ban rings (right hand, throughout); Manolo Blahnik boots. On models, from left (throughout): Craig Green trousers; Chrishabana mouthpiece; Patrick Ian Hartley collar; Una Burke Leather arm brace. Hood by Air pants; Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz necklaces; model’s own sunglasses and ring. Hood by Air shorts; Falconiere mask; (from top) Jennifer Fisher necklace, Chrome Hearts necklace; Rob Goodwin shoulder harness; Una Burke Leather arm brace. Rothco boots (on all models).





Hood by Air Atelier dress; E.L.F Zhou London bodysuit; Jennifer Fisher body chain; (left hand) Chrishabana rings; David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear vintage boots.



Dior peacoat and sunglasses; Marina Hoermanseder body piece; Prada backpack, bag (attached to backpack), furs, agenda, belt, key chains, keys, and charms; Vetements boots. On Model, left: Lauren Klassen necklace (worn as bracelet).



Maison Margiela Haute Couture created by John Galliano especially for Rihanna cape; Jennifer Fisher earrings; Rachel Freire neck piece; Fannie Schiavoni bustier; Prada belt, Key chains, agenda, and boots; (left hand) Fallon rings; her own harness.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams