The collectors’ covers were shot by Jean-Paul Goude, Juergen Teller and Inez & Vinoodh to celebrate Bad Gal as “a modern-day icon” for the magazine’s December 2017/January 2018 Christmas issue.
“She’s one of the most emblematic artists of the early 21st century. She’s moved more than 200 million records of her hybrid R&B, dance, rock and reggae-flavored music, provided sartorial surprises from glammed-up streetwear to reworked classics and is driven by an unparalleled desire to succeed,” wrote the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Emmanuelle Alt. “Stamped with her trademark bold body art, Rihanna cuts an unusual figure in the celebrity Hall of Fame.”
Goude captured RiRi in red lipstick, wearing a black fishnet veil. Her neck is cut into an artistic collage. The tagline reads: “With Love!” Inez and Vinoodh delivered a black-and-white cover of Bad Gal in Dior with the tagline: “Classé Confidentiel.” Teller’s image finds Rihanna in yellow fur with the tagline “Version Originale.”
It has been a big year for RiRi, who’s continued her musical reign while also exploring the acting, fashion, and cosmetic worlds. The Vogue Paris Christmas issue hits newsstands Dec. 1.