Rihanna Poses as Marie Antoinette in This Terry Richardson Cover Shoot

By: Riley von Niessen - Sep 8, 2016
References: crfashionbookshop & highsnobiety
In a new Terry Richardson cover shoot for CR Fashion Book Issue 9, the acclaimed photographer focuses in on Rihanna.

The entire issue is said to be centered about Marie Antoinette, the late queen of France who's been the subject of much reinterpretation due to her scandalous history and iconic fashion choices. In order to capture this, the Terry Richardson cover shoot adapts her character for the modern day -- making use of one of mainstream pop culture's most edgy songstresses.

By drawing from Marie Antoinette's "unapologetic attitude and individualistic fashion," the Terry Richardson cover shoot considers her as a symbol of liberation. Rihanna carries this by wearing statement clothing and posing in a way that's full of attitude and sensuality -- revitalizing the legendary queen.