Sunday, September 19, 2021

Editorial: Rihanna for Vanity Fair Magazine’s November’15 Issue

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up, with the star now being tapped for the cover of Vanity Fair‘s November’15 edition cover and an editorial that provides another look at her body, naked.

Titled “Rihanna in Cuba,” Rih’s first cover story with the mag sees her in pieces by Ralph Lauren, Dior, Valentino and the lesser-known designer Carine Gilson, photographed by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Jessica Diehl.

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For the nude shot, the star is seen spread across a bed wearing nothing but some leopard print Manolos – an image only made better by the stick-drawing she shared of the shot yesterday on her Instagram feed.

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But as well as stopping hearts with her body, Rih’s words have also flustered the internet, with the singer revealing that not only is she just like us (watches true crime documentaries in her downtime) but she’s also very different, in terms of her thoughts on the infamous Rachel Dolezal.

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Ms Dolezal rose to the world’s attention earlier this year when she was outed as a white woman who’d ‘pretended’ to be black by tanning her skin, curling her hair and telling people she met that she was mixed race – even fronting the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P) as chair and teaching an Africana-studies program at Eastern Washington University in the US.

When the story broke, Rachel claimed she ‘identified’ as black despite being proved as a Caucasian woman, and the internet was in uproar. Rihanna told Vanity Fair though, that she;

“…Was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

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 What continues to keep people awake though is Rih’s wardrobe – the mention of which still recalls her sheer and glittering 2014 CFDA Awards gown (see it here), and had the star telling Vanity Fair;

“I wanted to wear something that looked like it was floating on me. But after that, I thought, O.K., we can’t do this again for a while. No nipples, no sexy shit, or it’s going to be like a gimmick.

That night [at the C.F.D.A. awards] was like a last hurrah; I decided to take a little break from that and wear clothes.”

Currently, we at SPICE are in love with Rihanna’s clothes-wearing in Vanity Fair’s November’15 issue, but take a look at the rest of the shots below and let us know your thoughts in the comments box or online @SPICETVAFRICA.

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Image source: Vanityfair.com

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