September 2020 Issue: Rihanna Covers Harper’s Bazaar

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — The September 2020 issues are now arriving on the Internet and newsstands around the globe. Magazines are bringing their A-game with eye-catching covers and statement-making editorials. Some issues even weigh more than a pound and has over hundreds of pages.

The September issue is the most important and biggest issue of the year for fashion publications. Candy Pratts Prince once said, “September is the January in fashion.” September’s fall fashion issues hold a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue.

Actress, producer and director Kerry Washington covers the September 2020 issue of Town & Country (See it here). Next up is Rihanna.

The international R&B singer, pop star, beauty mogul, fashion designer, style icon, multibillion-dollar businesswoman and philanthropist covers the September 2020 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. She appears on all 26 editions of Harper’s Bazaar globally.

The shoot was photographed by Gray Sorrenti. Jen Brill served as creative director. Hair was courtesy of Ursula Stephen and makeup was done by Priscilla Ono.

The 32-year-old icon styles in Fenty, Bottega Veneta, John Galliano, Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Artifact NY, Savage X Fenty, Miu Miu, Celine by Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Dior, Max Mara and more.

The cover story was written by editor Kahlana Barfield Brown.

Rihanna has built a behemoth of a fashion and beauty empire, which includes a makeup line, Fenty Beauty; a Paris-based fashion house that she created in partnership with luxury conglomerate LVMH, Fenty; an inclusive intimates collection, Savage X Fenty; and the highly anticipated new skin-care line she dropped in July, Fenty Skin“.

Fenty Beauty exploded after its launch in 2017. According to Forbes, the brand raked in a reported $100 million in sales in its first six weeks, reaching more than $550 million in its first full year alone.

“Rihanna’s unapologetic determination to make beauty an inclusive industry—and her insistence that beauty be democratic—changed the game,” says actress Tracee Ellis Ross, who last year launched her own beauty brand, Pattern, with a range of products and tools designed for natural hair. “She seems to imagine from a world where there are no limits, inviting us all to do the same.”

With Fenty Skin, Rihanna is looking to bring that same sensibility to skin care. More than two years of development went into the line, which led to a tightly curated collection of three multitasking two-in-one products: makeup remover/cleanser, serum/toner, and an SPF moisturizer. “I’ve always seen the Fenty brand as more than just makeup, and I knew I wanted to make skin care from the very beginning,” Rihanna says. “It was just about getting it right. You have to live with the formulas for awhile and test them in different ways. It’s very different from makeup in that sense. It takes a long time.”

Head over to Harper’s Bazaar to read the cover story in its entirety.

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