Shot by Terry Richardson, Rihanna wears Dior and channels a modern-day Marie Antoinette for the latest issue of CR Fashion Book.
The French queen’s notoriety attracted editor Carine Roitfeld, who describes Antoinette as “a prototype for contemporary fame, body, beauty, celebrity, and femininity.”
But, as writer Ray Siegel points out:
Rihanna is beloved while Marie Antoinette was not, but she shares with the Queen an unapologetic attitude that inspires and fascinates. She says what she wants, smokes what she wants, and wears what she wants, making her an icon of authenticity in an era of calculated, pre-baked fame.
via CR Fashion Book.