Including an introduction by Simon Henwood and preface by Alexandre Vauthier, this is the official visual chronicle of the year’s “it” girl as she embarks on her first solo tour.
The millions of sites tracking her every fashion move, the innumerable magazine covers including the recent Italian Vogue shot by Steven Klein, her past endorsement deals including Gucci and CoverGirl—Rihanna is the reigning style icon of the moment. She has garnered multiplatinum–selling success as an artist (her current album, her fourth, Rated R had the highest first-week sales of any of her other albums in the U.S. to date). She has won Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, and countless other accolades for her performances. Simon Henwood captures the supernova at the height of her beauty and ferocity in photographs that track her enormous influence on current culture—from Paris Fashion Week to her shoot with Ellen von Unwerth in Berlin for her album artwork to her special appearance at the American Music Awards to her tour performances in the most cutting-edge couture.