Rihanna Covers Vogue: Redefining maternity wear and stepping into motherhood.
Rihanna covers Vogue magazine in a sheer lace Alaïa catsuit, proving once again that rules are meant to be broken.
Sine Rihanna strolled the streets of Harlem bump first with partner A$AP Rocky, all eyes have been on her. Her midriff-baring looks have revolutionized maternity wear, creating a fashion movement defined by embracing the wonders of the female body instead of covering them up.
So, it’s no surprise that Rihanna’s trailblazing looks found their way to the cover of American Vogue’s May issue.
The Grammy Award-winning artist posed for Annie Leibovitz at The Ritz in Paris where the pair made pure magic. In one shot Rihanna breathes new life into Leibovitz’s tried and true balcony shot. Rihanna leans on the balcony clutching a floor-length Marc Jacobs coat to her chest that parts perfectly over her belly.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, there’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle,” Rihanna tells Vogue. “I’m sorry—it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
In fact, it seems Rihanna is having more fun than ever dressing up. Her bold style challenging the ridge expectations of maternity wear one crop top at a time.
“I’m hoping that we were able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women,” Rihanna continues. “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
In the issue, Rihanna also revealed what it’s been like to carry around her most precious accessory.
“As much as it’s happening, it’s also not happening,” she says. “Sometimes I’ll walk past my reflection and be like, Oh shit!”
“At first I expected some magical change, but really I remain who I am.”
However, Rihanna has seen some changes including interesting cravings.
“I usually hate desserts, but all of a sudden you come close to me with a chocolate-covered donut and you’ve got my heart forever.”
She told Vogue that her go-to has been tangerines sprinkled with salt!
“It has to be with salt and only with salt because in Barbados we take our fruits to the ocean and soak them,” she insists. “Trust me, it really is a thing.”
Finally, when asked what she would do if her child isn’t into fashion the trailblazer said, “You just broke my heart!”
“Yo! That is the day that I will have a problem, if my child don’t like fashion? What?? You’ve got me so nervous!”