Rihanna is Elle magazine’s December 2014 cover girl! Even though she’s on a break from music, Rih chose 2014 as her year to take over the fashion industry with magazine cover after magazine cover, a CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year award and more. This spread was styled by the always awesome Lori Goldstein, Alex González and Lizzy Goodman and shot by Paola Kudacki. Visit Elle.com for a preview of the issue and read on to find out what she wore. Click each photo to view a larger size.
On the cover Rihanna wears an Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2014 couture gown consisting of a draped leather bustier and skirt over a sparkling white bodysuit. The opaque black tights are by Wolford. Her jewellery includes a hook earring by Hirotaka (shop the collection), a diamond, ruby and sapphire earring by Ileana Makri (shop the collection), and a black gold and black diamond shark tooth earring by Colette ($4,980).
Rihanna adores Mr. Giorgio Armani so it’s nice to see her wearing one of his creations again. Here she is in nothing but a red polka dot-covered black mesh veil from his Armani Privé Fall/Winter 2014 couture collection.
Next up, Rihanna slouches in a perfectly-tailored coat from Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014 featuring floral embroidery down the front and on the sleeves. The singer is a big fan of Dior and was recently spotted in striped gloves from their ready-to-wear collection. Once again she is wearing tights by Wolford as well as a ring by Yeprem and a diamond and mesh hand bracelet by Colette.
In the above shot Rihanna is wearing a sheer, mid-length dress from Valentino‘s Fall 2014 couture collection. The black dress has leather wrapped across the bust and waist and boasts a tiered skirt. The shoes are Giuseppe Zanotti‘s chain-embellished, lace-up ankle boots, which you can buy here for $1,250. Her earring was designed by Holly Dyment, the same jeweller who created her custom portrait ring. This earring is made of 18k gold and assorted gemstones and diamonds and features a single white pearl dangling from a skull. You can purchase a similar earring with accompanying stud at Net-a-Porter for $7,050.
She is one lucky girl! Giambattista Valli‘s Fall 2014 couture collection was universally loved when it debuted earlier this year. It was so incredibly chic! And nothing screams luxury like this black and white fur coat from the collection. Her jewellery includes a diamond and gemstone necklace by Chopard and Yeprem‘s Wildfire ring.
Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers called this her favourite photo from the shoot and I can see why. Rihanna is wearing a gorgeous diamond necklace by Yeprem and nothing else. Her beauty truly shines. You may recall that Rih wore a few of their beautiful rings to this year’s Met Gala.
Here’s where things get a little funky. The Schiaparelli line is just as fun and irreverent as it’s founder and for this shot Rihanna is wearing a conical birthday hat and a short-sleeved turtleneck sweater from their Fall/Winter 2014 couture collection. Her tights are by Falke.
The penultimate photo shows Rih posing in Alexandre Vauthier Fall/Winter 2014 couture. It’s a sleeveless, floor-length gown with sheer panels. She is also wearing two white gold and white diamond hand pieces by Yeprem. Click here to shop similar pieces.
Finally, we have Rihanna in Ulyana Sergeenko. This is the same designer behind her 2014 MTV Movie Awards look. Rih is wearing a yellow gown from the Fall 2014 couture collection that is made up of a bodysuit with structured cups that is wrapped in swaths of gauzy material. She is also wearing Jennifer Fisher‘s double diamond choker.
images courtesy paola kudacki for elle, style.com