Rihanna Is a Post-Apocalyptic Queen in ‘W’ Magazine

Rihanna rules as a post-apocalyptic queen in her latest W magazine cover spread.

The special collector’s issue (and the shoot that accompanies it) was inspired by Imperator Furiosa, a character played by Charlize Theron in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Steven Klein, the shoot features various designers working together to make Bad Gal “the ruling warrior queen in a dark, dystopian future.”

Rihanna Covers W Magazine

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Rihanna Covers W Magazine


Creative director Enninful said the ANTI chart-topper was treated like royalty for this project. “Rihanna is playing the Queen,” he said. “So everything has to be custom made specifically for her.”

The “Work” singer gives a devastatingly seductive glare on the September 2016 cover, which is a neck-up portrait shot featuring gems and diamonds as both makeup and jewelry. In this pic, she also dons a Cartier tiara, earrings, and necklace.

RiRi strikes a series of badass poses (holding a rabid dog on a chain, backed by smoke and fire), while clad in different designer pieces, including works by Maison Margiela, Gareth Pugh, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Dior.