If (when?) the world faces apocalyptic doom, we can probably count on Rihanna to be the person who makes it out alive. Style director of W, Edward Enninful, agrees. He planned Rihanna’s September cover as if she were the last (and most stylish) woman on earth.
“When I talked to Rihanna, I told her that I didn’t think she should wear clothes off the runway because a queen gets her clothes made,” he said. “So then we got designers, like Prada, Margiela, to make specific things for her.”
Yup, everything Rihanna wore for the shoot was custom-made by the world’s best designers, but not without Rih’s own input.
“With Rihanna, it’s always a collaboration and that’s why I love her so much. So I’ll send her ideas, she’ll bounce them back,” he added. “It’s not me going, ‘Here you go, Ri.’ It’s 100 percent collaboration. I’ll send her one of the sketches and she’ll say ‘Oh I love it,’ or ‘I wish it was shorter.’”
Here’s hoping for a Rihanna-designed dystopian collection in the near future.