Rihanna graces the Elle US July 2010 cover wearing a purple and gold sequin Balmain Fall 2010 mini dress when her hair was black an gold, not the current red top she’s currently sporting.
The rest of her editorial shot by Tom Munro sees her wearing animal print Pre-Fall looks from Lanvin and Roberto Cavalli.
In her interview she talks about her favourite designers, her new boyfriend and turning her dream of pop stardom into reality.
Here are some extracts.
On favourite her designers: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”Read More…