Almost a decade after she first covered Paper in August 2007, Rihanna goes punk in a grocery shop for the March cover of the magazine.
For our spring #BreakTheRules cover, the Paper team took inspiration from her budding acting career and chameleon-like powers of transformation to cast her as a high fashion clerk in a bodega of the future.
“We thought it would be interesting to put a superstar like Rih in such an everyday surrounding,” says Shannon Stokes, who styled the shoot alongside Farren Fucci. “And Farren added the ‘future’ angle to give it a twist, so it became a challenge to envision what a girl who worked there might look like,” he added.
Photographed by Sebastian Faena, the Anti singer is seen wearing a range of multicoloured hair and futuristic looks from designers such as Acne Studios, Marc Jacobs, Dior and Proenza Schouler.
See more about the shoot over at Paper.
Creative Direction: Shannon Stokes
Hair: Yusef at Factory Downtown
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters using Tom Ford Beauty Makeup
Photo Assistants: Butch Hogan and David Morett
Digital Tech: Joseph Borduin
Hair Assistant: Naphia at Factory Downtown
Makeup Assistants: Angela Christodoulou and Fatimot Isadare
Nails: Maria Salandra at Vision Nation Artists
Postproduction: Justine Foord at Silhouette Studioby