Shot by Paolo Roversi, Rihanna rocks braids and a Celine top for her cover of i-D magazine’s music issue. While the pop star hasn’t released an album since 2012, rumor has it, her upcoming album, R8, will be hitting stores this year, and will feature collaborations with Sam Smith, DJ Mustard, and Rae Sremmurd,among others.
“She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” says i-D’s Fashion Director Alastair McKimm, who teamed up with Rihanna and Paolo Roversi for i-D’s cover shoot in Paris. “The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”