Rihanna on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing a white Calvin Klein dress

Rihanna is on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The cover and editorial spread were shot by Camilla Åkrans (who also shot Rih’s LOUD album cover and booklet) and styled by Mel Ottenberg with make-up by Mylah Morales. The theme of the photoshoot was all white but they threw in plenty of gold to keep it interesting. On the cover Rihanna wears a white gown by Calvin Klein that is stunning in it’s simplicity. Her gold bracelet is from Neil Lane Jewelry.

Rihanna in Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing an Alexander Wang Fall 2012 top

Rih sports one of her favourite designers as she pulls an edgy pose while wearing a white knit top from Alexander Wang‘s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

Rihanna in Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing a gold sequin dress and snakeskin boots from Tom Ford Fall 2012

Rihanna embodies high fashion in a gold sequined gown by Tom Ford. Both this gold dress and the python boots are from his Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Rihanna wore another Fall dress to the Met Gala 2012.

Rihanna in Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing a Balmain Fall 2012 dress and white Manolo Blahnik pumps

Here Rihanna looks stunning in a baroque mini dress and belt by Balmain from the Fall 2012 collection with Manolo Blahnik‘s white BB pumps.

Rihanna in Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing a gold halter neck gown from Ralph Lauren Fall 2012

In a cropped shot Rihanna wears a gold halter neck gown with pleating. This dress is from Ralph Lauren‘s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

Rihanna in Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing a white Emporio Armani top with a white Donna Karan skirt

Rihanna wears a white keyhole top from Emporio Armani and a white skirt from Donna Karan New York with a Cartier cuff.

"Rihanna in Harper's Bazaar, August 2012 wearing a gold and white dress from Paco Rabanne Fall 2012

Finally, in a totally arresting shot, Rihanna poses as the sun sets wearing a white dress with an underlayer of gold discs from Paco Rabanne‘s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

Here’s behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot:

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