The singer, actress and Fenty designer fronts the fashion publication’s November 2019 issue.
Vogue released its November 2019 cover on Wednesday morning, starring none other than Rihanna. Photographed by Ethan James Green and clothed in a Fenty tulle coat (naturally), the singer, actress and entrepreneur posed for her sixth (!) cover for the fashion publication.
In the accompanying interview with Abby Aguirre, Rihanna discusses her long-awaited upcoming album “R9,” which she describes as “reggae-inspired or reggae-infused,” her love life (“I’m actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it’s going really well, so I’m happy.”); and, of course, her newly founded Paris-based maison with LVMH.
“I’m not the face of my brand, but I am the muse, and my DNA has to run all the way through it,” says Rihanna. “I don’t want anyone to pull up my website and think, Rihanna would never wear that.”
Since its launch in May, Fenty has gone against the grain when it comes to luxury fashion brands. For starters, it’s mainly sold through direct-to-consumer retail, though pop-ups have occasionally opened in major cities, like New York City and Paris. The business model also follows a monthly “drop” strategy because, Aguirre writes, “when Rihanna sees something she likes — which at the moment includes a lot of Balenciaga, which is getting on her nerves and giving her designer envy — she wants it now. Not in six months. Rihanna does not want to buy winter coats in August.”
Plus, Rihanna takes a stab at “Go Ask Anna,” which you can watch in the video above. She grills the Vogue editor-in-chief about her famous bob, the Met Gala and her favorite New York designers. Rihanna answered a few questions of her own, too, touching on her dream wedding dress (in collaboration with John Galliano), her coveted film role (the villain) and her favorite things to do in London, where she’s currently based.
The November 2019 issue of Vogue will be available on newsstands in New York City and Los Angeles on Oct. 15, as well as nationwide on Oct. 22. See more photos from Rihanna’s photo shoot, by fashion editor Tonne Goodman, in the gallery below and to read her full interview, visit Vogue.com.
Homepage image: Rihanna in Givenchy Haute Couture at Rihanna’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images