Photographed by Nick Knight and styled by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, the cover features Rihanna dressed in hot pink Prada tulle, neon orange gloves and an elaborate floral headpiece by Makoto Azuma.
Marlene Dietrich-esque skinny brows and a deep, dark blackberry lip color courtesy of the star’s own Fenty Beauty range round out the look.
Inside the issue, the pop phenom sports a series of other floral-inspired looks, including a pink ruffled Alexander McQueen jacket and a black blossom-adorned dress by Noir Kei Ninomiya.
“I always knew it had to be Rihanna,” Enninful said in his editor’s letter. “A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her. No matter how haute the styling goes, or experimental the mood, you never lose her in the imagery. She is always Rihanna.”