Rihanna Becomes First Black Woman To Cover British ‘Vogue’ September Issue

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It’s the year of Rih Rih!  Rihanna continues to make history, becoming the first black woman to grace the cover of the all-important September issue of British Vogue

On Monday (July 31) the fashion magazine’s new editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, revealed the September cover, which featured Rih Rih dressed in a hot pink net scarf, orange gloves, and a floral headpiece. The September issue — also known as the “The Big Fashion Issue” as it is Vogue’s largest and most lavish— is Edward’s first as editor-in-chief.

“I’m so honored to be on the cover of your first September issue with British Vogue,” Rihanna wrote of Edward on Twitter. “Thank you for considering me!”

"I finally got to work with @nick_knight for the first time! Legend," she added, referring to English photographer and director Nick Knight, who has directed music videos for Lady Gaga and Kanye West.

 

Edward also expressed his excitement about the cover, which he styled, in his editor’s letter published on Vogue’s website.  “I always knew it had to be Rihanna,” he wrote. “A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her. No matter how haute the styling goes, or experimental the mood, you never lose her in the imagery. She is always Rihanna. There’s a lesson for us all in that. Whichever way you choose to dress the new season, take a leaf out of her book and be yourself.”

The issue also features Elton John and British model Adwoa Aboah

It’s been quite the year for Rihanna. Her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, has become one of the highest-selling beauty lines in history. Earlier this year, she launched her already successful lingerie line called Savage X Fenty. And she’s currently working on two highly-anticipated albums — one dancehall album and one pop album — according to Rolling Stone

Pour it up for the superstar! 

Photo: Getty Images

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