Vanity Fair presented its November 2015 cover, starring Rihanna in a Valentino couture jumpsuit, on Tuesday. And while her Havana, Cuba-based photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz shows the songstress bare-bottomed on a bed wearing nothing but Manolo Blahnik leopard-print mules, Riri told contributing editor Lisa Robinson that she’s done with dressing next-to-naked for her public appearances.
One of the more memorable of said appearances includes the 2014 CFDA Awards. Dressed in a custom, crystal-embellished gown by American designer Adam Selman, Rihanna bared it all — breasts and bum included — save for a fur stole and nude thong as she accepted her Fashion Icon award from Anna Wintour. “I wanted to wear something that looked like it was floating on me,” she told Robinson. “But after that, I thought, O.K., we can’t do this again for a while. No nipples, no sexy shit, or it’s going to be like a gimmick. That night [at the CFDA awards] was like a last hurrah; I decided to take a little break from that and wear clothes.” So far, she’s making good on that statement: she recently out-dressed everyone at the Dior show during Paris Fashion Week in a regal cape coat.
Speaking of clothes, Rihanna — who now has a home in both downtown New York and Los Angeles — said part of the criteria for her West Coast pad was that it had to have “enough bedrooms to turn into closets for her ever-expanding wardrobe.” (Must be nice.) As a mega-successful pop star, the face of Dior, a creative director at Puma and a regular on Vanity Fair’s annual best dressed list, we’re certain Rihanna’s wardrobe will need plenty of room — especially for that 55-pound dress by Guo Pei she wore to this year’s Met Gala.
Click on over to Vanity Fair’s website to read the full story and see the photo shoot styled by Fashion and Style Director Jessica Diehl.