Rihanna Gets Extreme For Vogue Italia
Jul 28, 2011 - by Megan Turley
Following the announcement that Rihanna will be Vogue Italia's "Woman of the Year," FashionIndie put together this retrospective from her last shoot with the Italian mag, with her looking weirdly like Victoria Beckham for their September 2009 issue.The editorial shot by Steven Klein is entitled "Extreme Couture," and we would expect nothing less from Rihanna. Bondage, sparkle pasties, pouring water out of back packs - it's all there.
The new article from this year's magazine calls her the "jewel in the crown of Jay-Z's stable" (Stable? Let's not even get started on the fact that crowns and horses have nothing to do with each other), and also drops her full name, uddenly we're glad that she went with her middle name. Two Robyn's with amazing music careers would just get a too confusing.
The magazine refers to her as an "independent, energetic fighting spirit" and claims that "she is currently the undisputed best contender to the role of queen of pop. You might wonder - wasn't that supposed to be Lady Gaga's title? Not quite." Them's fighting words, Franca.
Strange article aside, Rihanna's black and white editorial from last year is still as fierce as she is, and we're loving it.