As if accepting this year’s CFDA Fashion Icon award wasn’t enough, Rihanna is solidifying her status as such in the September 2014 issue of W Magazine. The pop star joins fashion industry legends Iman and Naomi Campbell for a photo shoot that features the beauties in flawless makeup while wearing designs by Balmain.
Rihanna’s solo cover for the mag goes in a different direction. The singer dons dramatic makeup and jewelery that previews the wilderness-themed photo spread featured inside. Rihanna shared some of the pics from the shoot on her official Twitter page.
Writing about the cover shoot, W mag editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi writes compares Rihanna to two other icons, describing her demeanor as “channeling the power of Grace Jones and the sophistication of Josephine Baker.”
What do you think of Rih’s “eskimo horror” look? Fierce or not?