The “Bitch Better Have My Money” singer collaborated with photographer Renata Raksha on the candid shoot, which captures Rihanna as she sees herself. She becomes the first artist in the magazine’s history to snap themselves for the cover.
The self-portraits capture a raw studio shoot and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creative process. On the cover, Rihanna dons an AWAVEAWAKE pink slip dress over a ROCHAS varsity knit, completing the look with her own Fenty PUMA pink fur slides. She also puffs smoke while decked out in Dior, and is a vision in all white.
She did not grant the magazine any face time or phone time, but agreed to answer five questions over email, which have yet to be published.
The issue hits newsstands Oct. 27.