Rihanna scored three covers for Vogue Paris’s December issue, pick your fave

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Some days, we just need some Rihanna in our lives. Rihanna covers the December issue of Vogue Paris. And when I say “covers” I mean they gave her three separate covers, shot by different photographers, and that Rihanna is the guest editor of the December issue. My favorite cover is the one by Juergen Teller, but the Inez & Vinoodh and Jean-Paul Goude covers are pretty great too. Rihanna also got multiple covers for the December issue of Dazed, and she posted them on her social media too – go here to see.

Rihanna has had a banner year in 2017, which is no surprise, really. Maybe it’s a little bit surprising that her year had very little to do with music. Rihanna debuted Fenty Beauty, her now-wildly-successful makeup line for all skin tones and races. Fenty Beauty was recently named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2017, and they sat down with Rihanna for an interview, which you can read here. I imagine we’ll be seeing Rihanna on a lot of the end-of-the-year “Best of 2017” lists too. She’ll probably make Time’s People of the Year list, just a guess.

Anyway, this was your moment with Rihanna. Enjoy a rare post NOT about sexual harassment or assault. We earned this.

American Psycho Opening Arrivals

American Psycho Opening Arrivals

Photos courtesy of Vogue Paris.

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  1. Jordan says:

    I love her in yellow.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      I do too. The black-and-white one is my favorite though.

    • pinetree13 says:

      I do too but the picture is not the best…it’s like they caught her in a weird facial expression as her eyes seem ‘off’ to me. Or maybe it’s just the harsh white eyeliner. I love the concept and outfit but wish they’d caught a better expression so for me the second cover with the red lip is my favorite.

    • WhatwasThat? says:

      Which only goes to show we are all different as I don’t think this primrose shade is so good …I prefer the other 2 …plus she doesn’t have such a good look to the camera..
      I prefer her in a golden yellow …plus I think the middle is chic and the last is playful …
      So there you go..we all see things differently …

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I love the first one best. That’s the essential Rihanna. But I also love how she is able to transform from shot to shot…not the wardrobe, but some inner essence. Love that.

    • Natalia says:

      Her eyes are dead in the first two pics. First pic strange, second pic gorgeous, third pic the best because there’s some light and soul there in the eyes. (I know models are supposed to have that dead, haughty, bored, disdainful, whatever, look.)

    • HIDIPUS says:

      she aint look good in yellow i prefer the black -and-white one ,it way mo classy

  2. Lucy says:

    Love everything about this. Come through, Rob.

  3. detritus says:

    No choice, they are all beautiful. The third one makes me think of her early days (her highlights are impeccable), the second is all class, and the first with her head wrap is gorgeous.
    Rihanna on all the covers, all the time is my choice.

  4. Donna says:

    She’s so beautiful, it’s impossible to choose a favorite.

  5. LadyMTL says:

    The Jean-Paul Goude cover is my favorite, but they’re all gorgeous.
    Also, I love her Fenty Gloss bomb, it’s my go-to lip product right now. I’ve even decided to gift it to my SIL for Christmas. I’m not surprised that the line is getting so much praise, it really is great.

  6. Lylia says:

    All three are beautiful. I love the third cover the most.

  7. HelloSunshine says:

    I refuse to choose just one because she is a goddess and I’m not worthy lol

    I really want to try her make up line. I’m a lipstick fiend so I think that’s what I’ll be trying! CBers who have tried the line, what are your favorite products? I’m also in need of new blush and eyeliner. Would you recommend those?

  8. Hazel says:

    They are all different but also beautiful in their own way which is great!

    • lannisterforever says:

      Yeah I also can’t choose – love them all! But to be fair Rihanna is the most beautiful woman in the world to me so it’s hard to make her look bad.

  9. Nicole says:

    I love them all. She also has FOUR Dazed mag covers for December. So Rih is legit everywhere. I’m here for it. She’s putting out a product that black women have wanted for years. We spend the most on beauty yet have the least representation. So happy to support a black owned business.
    Plus Rih is Fly af. Killing the game

    • Umyeah says:

      I would love to support Rhi but her bullshit “rice cakes” crap is enough for me to write her off.

      • Peeking in says:

        Give it up, that was so long ago. She shaded her ex’s gf with a tasteless meme. Even Karrueche (sp) is over it. She has praised Rihanna’s Puma line and has even worn the slippers.

  10. Jennet says:

    All beautiful. Rihanna is my age and I love how the first cover is natural and you can see her confidence in all the covers.

  11. Lucy says:

    Ugh can she go away? She has zero talent or charisma. It’s like people forgot what an asshole she is because she is beautiful.

    • Umyeah says:

      Agreed, why does everyone ignore her racist crap??

      • Hikaru says:

        Because people only pretend to care about issues when they can use it to attack women they personally dislike.

      • Umyeah says:

        If this was a Taylor Swift post itbwould be riddled with commenys about her racism but when its Rhi everyone ignores it, the double standard is gross. I

      • detritus says:

        for me, its more that if I cancelled everyone who said anything bad ever, I would be without celebrities to follow.

        She said that comment in 2012, and it was racist as f*ck and horrible. I’m not going to minimize that. I truly hope shes realized her error, and I haven’t seen anything to the contrary. An apology to K would be better than where it currently sits. Same with Momoa and his off colour jokes.

        I can understand though how people would not want to forgive her, and I respect that choice.

      • Umyeah says:

        @detritus i appreciate your comment and if it had been just one incident i may be able to move on from it but there have multiple incidents. Also the fact she never apologized or even admitted it was wrong is pretty telling. In fact the photo is still on her instagram, which indicates to me she does not see anythimg wrong with it.

      • detritus says:

        Leaving that photo up on her insta is not good at all. You can’t pose yourself as an innovator for women of colour when you are insulting people like that. I completely understand how you feel, and why you would be upset she isn’t answering to it.

      • Peeking in says:

        Umyeah- that picture was not about Karrueche, it was from a fan that couldn’t spell her name and called her Rhenna. Anyone who followed at that time knows that. Rihanna did some shitty things but don’t vilify her for things that aren’t true. The pic is not about K, just stop.
        Ugh, now I wouldn’t like a Stan.

      • Umyeah says:

        @peeking what are you talking about? This 100% about Kae and so was the reference in her song with Chris Brown Cake.

      • Peeking in says:

        Umyeah, no it was NOT! The rice cake thing was, absolutely. But I remember when that drawing was done by one of her Stans. I remember people thinking wrongly at the time that it was about K, it was not. Do your research and you’ll see that part of the story was BS. That was “rhenna” made by a Stan!

    • Amide says:

      She’s a terrible live performer, who has done some $hitty things others would be eviscerated for,but it’s Rihanna so she’s ‘fierce’.😔😉
      She’s also a very poor seller for Vogue.👀

      • Ozogirl says:

        She is an awful performer! Can’t sing live and has about two dance moves. I don’t understand why anyone would pay to see her perform.

    • daughterofthehorn says:

      You lot sure love to bring that up when it was a reply to kae making fun of rihanna’s accent and saying she took her man while playing rih music. Let’s not forget kae making fun of blue ivy a child. It was petty af of rih but kae had it coming she was shading rih all the time. Robyn is that b and stay salty!

      • Umyeah says:

        That wasn’t petty that was racist, huge difference

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        So you just going to ignore the first part of what Daughterofthehorn wrote.

        Both were being bigoted and petty towards each other in that fight, but you are only trying to hold a grudge against Rihanna. I guess making fun of someone’s accent is not considered offensive anymore. This is news to me,

        BTW this does not change the fact that forever pathetic almost thirty-year-old Taylor Swift has still not shot down those Nazi stories.

      • Umyeah says:

        @Aiobhan you also seemed to have ignored my point, which sounds like you are an apologist for her racism. To be clear i think what Kae said wasnt bullsh*t too, Im just tired of the praise Rhi gets as we blatantly ignore her actions.

        Also thank you for proving my point, you wont call out Rhi but TS is fair game?? Perhaps you need to look into why you think its okay to ignore Rhi’s actions but call out TS? Thats a pretty obvious double standard imo

      • MoochieLady1 says:

        So their both shitty racist people, or people who have said and done shitty racist things. That doesn’t change the fact that the article is about Rih and that’s why people bring it up. When there’s an article about K, then I’ll bring up she’s a jerk too.
        If they were both racist to eachother it doesn’t cancel out because K was racist first. That’s childish, and I like Rih.
        They were both victims of an shitty man as well.

      • detritus says:

        thanks for providing context DOTH. it doesn’t make it right, it just makes two people (Kae and Rih) wrong, but it explains it a bit better than coming out of thin air.

        I hope they can mend this, considering Chris was trash to them both.

      • Lucy says:

        Ah yeah Taylor is sooooo pathetic right ? With her outselling every album this year and breaking records… yeah total loser 🙄
        And why deny a story that is so obviously BS? No one with a brain believes it.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:


        The only reason she is outselling everyone else is that she conned her fans into buying multiple albums. She is a scam artist who basically rigged the system in such a way that her fans had to buy many copies of her shit album and give free promo for her before they even get a chance to get tickets to her shit show.

        @umyeah you weren’t trying to do that and you know it. You are a Taylor Swift fan who believes that the 30 year old rodent princess is a victim in the media and want to take the heat off her and put some on Rihanna. The moment you mentioned Taylor Swift in a post that does not mention her at all is the moment your mask fell. You don’t give a damn about the bigoted comments either one of them made and decided to backtrack when it was pointed out to you that both did fucked up things. I clearly wrote both of them were being assholes in that fight (that neither one apologized for btw) and neither one is morally superior to the other in any way. Fortunately, both have moved on to bigger and better things in their lives.

        If you actually read what I wrote you would know you were flat out wrong. What is so confusing about the word “bigoted”? Do you think it is a positive word to use when you are describing someone’s actions and/or words? Take the time from your Taylor Swift stanning and look up the word, it ain’t positive in the slightest.

        Taylor still has not addressed her racist fans though or the fact that she uses POC as props. But you keep digging for dirt while you wait for Taylor to respond to her racist fans. What is sad is that you aren’t angry that Taylor won’t say anything. You are only angry that she is getting backlash for her actions and that Rihanna is being praised for anything at all. You are doing the most in “whataboutism” by using info from 4 years ago instead of something she has done in the present.

        @Moochielady1 If you are going to be specific then the post is about Rihanna’s three covers. Nowhere in the post does it mention her talking about her fight with Kae or her love life at all. Umyeah brought it up because she doesn’t like that TS still gets called out for her shit that she is doing in the present moment, and feels that Rihanna should also be called out for something that she did over 4 years ago.

      • MoochieLady1 says:

        Uh…this happens all time. When we talk about Hiddleston we talk about all things Hiddleston. Jlaw? We talk about all things Jlaw. We never stay on topic, that was my point. I see no reason why Umyeah can’t bring up whatever they want as long as it has to do with Rihanna.
        How people react to racism, sexism or whatever is subjective, but there’s not one celeb on this site who doesn’t have people who bring up something they said or did years ago and want answers or to talk about. Even if it has nothing to do with the topic at hand.The writers always do it.
        I do it. Somethings stick with you and you can’t separate the person from the action.
        Personally, I think Rihanna has grown, however on a site where this happens regularly I just don’t get why it’s so out of this world for Umyeah to bring up something like this.
        If they are offended by what they perceived as racism, then I don’t see why it’s an issue. Personally, I feel this way about Kim Kardashian, as a black woman I feel like she & her family are very harmful to black women and culture because of their stealing ways.
        Whenever I can, I try to comment on it because I feel like the writers like her and ignore her actions because it doesn’t affect them. I would like for her to get the TS treatment, but she doesn’t. She says something problematic one day and the next she’s getting a nice write up while some folks will get write-ups that shade them for everything they’ve ever done. I’d like to see her get called out more.
        I’m rambling, but my point is I..I really don’t know why UmYeah bringing up something negative that happened is bad, when it’s about Rih and happens all the time here.

      • Umyeah says:

        @Aiobhan- First of I am in no way TS fan but easy to make that assumption so you can deflect from Rhi right? I am damn well do care about those bigoted comments and shame on you for assuming otherwise. Your said “both were being biggoted” and went on to defending Rhi bc you clearly don’t care about this particular issue bc it was done by Rhi? Again an interesting choice, to pick and choose who racism you choose to abide by.

        Its crazy how much time you spent addressing TS in your comment under the assumption that i’m some TS stan, sorry to disappoint. TS is an a$$hole but so is Rhi!

      • Umyeah says:

        Thank you @MoochieLady1

  12. SAGE says:

    The version originale is the best cover.

  13. WMGDtoo says:

    I like all 3 covers. I don’t buy magazines anymore. But I may pick one up for my mother. she still loves Vogue

  14. HK9 says:

    She looks beautiful and I love her style. She wears what she wants and looks good doing it. There are people who should have great style and don’t (Duchess of Cambridge and her button addiction), there are people who think they have style and don’t(ahem…Ms. Dunham) there are people who used to have style & lost it (Sara Jessica Parker…what happened) and I have to say she’s one of the few celebrities that I actually look to see what she’s wearing because I find her interesting. Even though I can’t wear what she wears (not my personal style) I think she is one of the few truly stylish celebrities out there.

  15. Cat'sMeow says:

    The Teller cover is hideous.

  16. Tracy 2 says:

    I love her and she is beautiful. It seems some people are stuck in the past here and refuse to let this girl grow up. Rihanna seems to be maturing well

  17. marc kile says:

    Is it just me or is the European vogue editions nicer looking than the U.S one, just my humble opinion.

  18. lucy2 says:

    All three covers look beautiful. Personally I like the classic quality of the 2nd one, but all are different and great.

  19. Joannie says:

    I like all three. She’s beautiful and unique.

  20. smee says:

    The beret one for sure! That lip color is perfection on her.

  21. Christina says:

    The first one looks terrible. She looks ill.

  22. Elle says:

    I get Naomi Cambel from the black and white cover.

  23. Curious says:

    Is she still a singer?

  24. You Are Not Your Selfie says:

    I like the black and white one the most.

    Is she still dating Hassan Jameel ?

  25. Tiffany says:

    That black and white looks like a homage to Naomi Campbell. I like it.

  26. Kate says:

    I like the first one and the second one, it’s hard to choose which one of them is the best. The third one I don’t like at all.

  27. DesertReal says:

    The one with just her face, hat, and veil is timeless. Love it!

  28. j says:

    am i the only one thinking these are all terrible? they all look terrible. she’s so beautiful…how’d they manage that? seems like half the job of the art/fashion world is convincing us things look good when they don’t.

    • magnoliarose says:

      No. I don’t like any of them either. Her expression is off, and they look uninspired. I like they refrained from overshopping the first cover, and some the ideas are good, but the execution is a little half-assed.

  29. Mar says:

    I really dislike them all but the second is a nice clean cover.
    Th first one looks like she did not finish her makeup and the third one screams Naomi Campbell and too much wig.

  30. Ramona Q. says:

    No smizing in any.