Rihanna is featured as the modern day Marie Antoinette on the cover of CR Fashion Book. Fashion stylist, Carine Roitfeld collaborated with photographer Terry Richardson to bring the concept to life.

I wanted to show that [Marie Antoinette] is not just a villain to be despised or a muse to be channeled,” explained Roitfeld. “She is neither, actually. She is a prototype for contemporary fame, body, beauty, celebrity, and femininity. Everything done by her and to her has influenced society’s concept of womanhood, for better or worse.

Reportedly, the whole issue is dedicated to Marie Antoinette “one of history’s most controversial and misunderstood.” The issue hits newsstands on September 15. Check out the photos below.

 

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