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Rihanna Channels Marie Antoinette for CR Fashion Book FW16 Cover


Barbadian superstar Rihanna lands on the cover of CR Fashion Book‘s Fall Winter 2016 edition captured by fashion photographer Terry Richardson. In charge of styling was Carine Roitfeld, who styled Rihanna as Marie Antoinette in pieces from Dilara Findikoglu and Le Vestiaire. Beauty is work of makeup artist Stephane Marais, and hair stylist Yusef Williams.

I wanted to show that she is not just a villain to be despised or a muse to be channeled. She is neither, actually. She is a prototype for contemporary fame, body, beauty, celebrity, and femininity. Everything done by her and to her has influenced society’s concept of womanhood, for better or worse. 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 her [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.”  – Carine on CR Fashion Book’s new issue, available globally from September 15.


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