★Vintage RiRi: Rihanna for British VOGUE's November 2011 Issue: Fashion Recap

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Rihanna poses for the cover and editorial spread of British VOGUE’s November 2011 Issue:

Rihanna graced the cover of British VOGUE for the first time in 2011 for their November Issue. As was mentioned last week, we will be dedicating Vintage RiRi for the next couple weeks to all of Rihanna’s VOGUE photoshoots. If you missed the details on her 2011 US VOGUE and 2009 Italian VOGUE shoots, visit our post (here) to catch up.

Princess Riri, superstar turned global phenomenon, has conquered the world with her “personal swagger” –Christa D’Souza

For British VOGUE, Rihanna channeled Bonnie & Clyde’s Faye Dunaway from the sixties and gave a strong nod to Marilyn Monroe’s glamorous role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes from 1953. The photos were taken by Alasdair McLellan and the shoot was styled by Kate Phelan.

On the cover of British VOGUE, Rihanna went for a high fashion couture look courtesy of Armani Privé. This dress has floral detailing along the front and was featured in Armani Privé’s Fall 2011 Couture Collection. You can check out more from the label’s couture collection below.

Review: Armani Privé’s Fall 2011 Couture Collection

In this look from within the spread, Rihanna dons a Wool Beret that retailed at £150.00 from Giorgio Armani. She then wore an Emporio Armani £479.00 Double-Faced Wool Jacket and Bodysuit. This look was featured on the runway of the label’s Fall 2011 Collection.

Rihanna completed her outfit with £429.00 leather brogues. These brogues were also featured on the Emporio Armani Fall 2011 Runway Collection. In another one of the photos from this portion of the shoot, Rihanna changed out of her brogues into a pair of black heels from Armani Privé.

Review: Emporio Armani’s Fall 2011 Collection

See, people … they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me, and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it –Rihanna

For this particular photo from the editorial, Rihanna wore head to toe Giorgio Armani, with the exception of her belt that was from a selection. Rihanna’s Giorgio Armani pieces included a £1,400.00 Feather Shawl, £195.00 Ribbed Top, £750.00 Ribbed Pencil Skirt and £495.00 Velvet Open-Toe Heels. These heels (pictured above) were featured in Giorgio Armani’s Pre-Fall 2011 Collection.

Review: Giorgio Armani’s Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Look, God doesn’t give any more than you can handle. I had to get through a lot of ups and downs — big downs — and a lot of trial and error to get where I am now –Rihanna

The last photo we will be recapping from the spread, is actually one of the first from within the magazine. Here, she wears a pink embroidered paillette dress designed by Giorgio Armani. She also wore another feathered shawl. This one, was featured on the runway of Giorgio Armani’s Fall 2011 Collection.

Review: Giorgio Armani’s Fall 2011 Collection

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