The singer appears on the cover of Italian Vogue for their ‘Extreme Couture’ story looking extremely fierce with Grace Jones-esque hair and make-up, a feathered minidress, and structural futuristic shoulders.
The pictures were taken by famed photographer Steven Klein and, inside, he pushes the boundaries further as Rihanna poses in bondage gear, a lip-shaped muzzle and thigh-high boots.
The Umbrella singer even dares to go topless, but kept her modesty by covering her nipples with sparkly tape.
It certainly makes a (very brave) fashion-forward statement!
By Ruth Doherty