Magazine covers can only mean one thing – a publicity push in time for Rihanna’s highly anticipated eighth studio album. Photographed by Paolo Roversi in Paris, Rihanna channels ’90s grunge with dark lips, box braids and huge golden hoop earrings as she pouts on the cover of i-D and goes topless for the magazine posing in oversized jeans.
Speaking about the shoot, i-D’s Fashion Director Alastair McKimm said: “She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”