Rihanna as Modern-Day Marie Antoinette for CR Fashion Book
“Bad Girl Becomes A Queen” – Rihanna adorns the cover of the latest issue of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. Photographed by Terry Richardson.
Putting a twist on the infamous and controversial French Queen Marie Antoinette, Rihanna made it onto the cover of the winter issue of CR Fashion book. The ninth issue of CR Fashion Book is entirely themed around and dedicated to one of history’s most controversial and misunderstood heroines: Marie Antoinette. Photographed by Terry Richardson and styled by Carine Roitfeld, the 28-year-old singer and fashionista can be seen smoking a blunt and grabbing her right boob.
In this issue, I wanted to capture that sense of attraction and repulsion: the fantasy of glamour but also the poison and prison of femininity and society. […] The magazine is crafted around key elements of [Marie Antoinette’s] life—her exuberant sense of fashion, her elaborate hairdos, her intense sexuality—almost like a modern biography through fashion imagery. And on the cover is Rihanna, who shares with Marie Antoinette an air of royalty that I, and the world it seems, find intoxicating.
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