Feeling Floral: Rihanna Graces The Cover Of ‘British Vogue’

Rihanna draped herself in florals and couture for a new photoshoot with British Vogue. The 30-year-old hopped online today (July 31) to share a series of photos, which are for the publication’s September issue. Shot by Nick Knight and styled by editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, she delivers some serious looks for the arty project. On the cover, the siren is particularly striking. Wearing bright orange gloves and a fuchsia bow around her neck, she is as vibrant as the floral headdress she is wearing. In the other pictures that have appeared online, she is equally regal. Enninful opened up about his decision to feature the hitmaker on the publication in a post on the website. “I always knew it had to be Rihanna. A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her,” he wrote. “No matter how haute the styling goes, or experimental the mood, you never lose her in the imagery. She is always Rihanna.” With one look at the photos, that is abundantly clear.

He promises that the accompanying feature tackles topics including “diva-dom and diversity.” Hopefully, it will also provide a hint of what to expect when the icon’s ninth studio album drops. It is rumored to reintroduce a dancehall sound to her musicality, and rumor has it that it is on the way shortly. Fans were quick to note that this is the “Man Down” siren’s third time covering the publication. In 2016, she donned a cowboy hat and a gorgeous white jacket on the cover for a vaguely Americana-themed look. Meanwhile in 2011 she showed off a platinum bob on the cover. All things considered, her latest shoot is definitely her most striking. Hopefully a couple additional photos will appear online in the near future. If not, we will surely be able to see them once the publication hits newsstands on August 3. In the meantime, scroll through a gallery of looks from the photoshoot up top and check out some behind the scenes footage and a small discussion between RiRi and Enninful below!

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