​Rihanna has made history by being the first black woman to ever appear on the cover of British Vogue's Sept. issue. For those who don't know, ​Vogue's Sept. issues are a big deal. They're the 400-page novel-sized fashion guides that lay the foundation for the trends and statements for the upcoming season and months to follow.  


Rihanna shared her cover, photographed by Nick Knight, on Instagram, describing all the aspects of her look. She's wearing a hot pink Prada dress with Savage x Fenty gloves and a flower head piece. Her makeup was done by Marlene Dietrich, using all Fenty products. 

This cover was Edward Enniful's first Sept. issue as editor-in-chief of British Vogue. However, in his ​editor's letter, Enniful said he always knew he wanted Rihanna on the cover.  


Enniful describes the singer as, "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."

​​Enniful said Rihanna is an inspiration to all of us for learning to be yourself. He also wrote about how the two got together earlier this summer to "talk diva-dom and diversity."


British Vogue's history-making Sept. issue hits newsstands on Aug. 3.