Rihanna does not apologize for her bold, fashionable maternal image after announcing her pregnancy in January with partner A $ AP Rocky, delighting fans with her choice of tops, sheer dresses and belly chains. She is now the star of the May issue of American Vogue, heading the title in a fiery red lace suit and matching gloves from AlaIïa.
In an accompanying interview for the magazine, the superstar spoke about her whirlwind over the past few months and the reason she emphasized her body rather than hiding it.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I thought, ‘By no means am I going to go shopping in the maternity ward.’ Sorry, dressing up is too much fun, ”she told Vogue. “I won’t let this part disappear because my body is changing.”
At the photo shoot, Annie Leibovitz Rihanna poses in a lavish Parisian hotel room during City Fashion Week, showcasing her bump in a dramatic veiled Jean Paul Gaultier fashion dress, a red cropped jacket and a long skirt from Rick Owens. Savage X Fenty.
The story on the cover is less than three months after Rihanna’s first public photos as an expectant mom, where she and A $ AP Rocky lovingly posed in Harlem while she was in a bright vintage Chanel down jacket, unbuttoned bottom and low jeans and a belt with Chanel chain. Since then, she has used every public appearance to debut a stunning new outfit.
“I think I even say‘ yes ’more because I know the other side of it will be different,” she said in an interview. “At first I expected some magical changes, but in reality I remain who I am … None of the dials deviate.”
“My body is doing incredible things now”
Throughout the month of fashion Rihanna was a star who appeared at the Gucci show in Milan with a latex cropped top and a large purple fur coat, followed by Dior in Paris, where she wore a transparent black lace slip with knee-length lacquer. leather boots.
“For me, this dress is actually the closest thing to the maternity clothes I’ve worn so far,” Rihanna Vogue said of Dior’s all-black image. She also wore a pair of Savage X Fenty lingerie for that daring outfit, saying, “Listen, they were still going to see my panties. So they’d better be mine. “
Rihanna said she and A $ AP Rocky didn’t plan on having a baby, “but certainly didn’t plan against it,” and explained how close they became in the early days of the pandemic during a cross-country trip. “At the time, he became my family,” she said, later adding, “I just feel like I can do any part of life next to him.”
Although the date of Rihanna’s birth has not yet been announced, last month she showed Elle that she is already in her third trimester. She told Vogue that she hoped she was able to “redefine what is considered” decent “for pregnant women.”
“My body is doing incredible things now and I won’t be ashamed of it,” she said. “This time should feel festive. After all, why should you hide your pregnancy? ”