Rihanna is officially the first black woman to grace the cover of British Vogue’s September issue.
The Grammy Award-winner-turned-fashion icon unveiled her September cover along with additional photos from the issue on Instagram Tuesday.
Styled by British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful and shot by British fashion photographer, Nick Knight, the cover features the singer decked out in a pink Prada dress, along with Savage x Fenty gloves, a flower headdress, with hair by Yusef Williams and make-up by Isamaya Ffrench.
September issue of @britishvogue, styled by @edward_enninful and shot by @nick_knight, on newsstands Friday August 3. Wearing a @prada dress and gloves @savagexfenty lace body. Hair by @yusefhairnyc, make-up by @isamayaffrench using @fentybeauty, floral artistry by @azumamakoto, nails by @jennynails and set design by @tomotattle
“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,” Enninful wrote in the issue’s Editor’s Letter. “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.”
“I’m so honored to be on the cover of your first September issue with British Vogue @edward_enninful Thank you for considering me!” Rihanna said, expressing gratitude to Enninful.
Major congrats to Rihanna on making history!