As we celebrate Rihanna‘s birthday today, the fashion desk reviews her Vogue cover archive so far, from her first Vogue US cover, appearing as Nefertiti for Vogue Arabia in November 2017 to two years later, appearing on the cover of Vogue US in November 2019.
Known for turning heads on the red carpet as well as her chart-topping titles and filmography, Rihanna is one of the red carpet’s great sartorial renegades and a street style icon to boot. Among her many collaborations with major maisons – including Chopard, Manolo Blahnik, and Puma (including MAC makeup collections) – Rihanna collected the CFDA Style Icon Award in 2014 and went on to make history by becoming the first black woman to create an original fashion brand under LVMH in 2019. At the helm of Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty, the 32-year-old star is revolutionizing the makeup and lingerie industries, one launch at a time.
While 2016 was certainly her year, her CV and magazine cover archive has been building up too. Rihanna has starred on multiple Vogue covers over the years, starting off with US Vogue’s April 2011 issue, only to be followed by a further eleven covers including Vogue Arabia’s November 2017 issue cover, photographed by Greg Kadel. Here, Vogue Arabia highlights the Rihanna Vogue cover stories to date and some of her key wardrobe hits so far.