Lending her efforts beyond the worlds of music and fashion, Rihanna is joining i-D magazine to help celebrate the publications 40th anniversary. The upcoming edition celebrates a host of leading women from the worlds of fashion, art, culture and activism and others. Rihanna hand-selected the 43 subjects while Mario Sorrenti shot the 144-page issue.
“Reaching this milestone deserved something monumental. Something we’ve never done before in our 40-year history,” said Alastair McKimm, Editor-in-Chief of i-D. “And who better to collaborate with on this special edition than the woman who embodies charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent? A woman who is a voice for change, inclusivity, authenticity, diversity and female empowerment.”
“For me, this very special issue of i-D represents change and culture,” Rihanna said. “It is dedicated to some of the people who are progressively reshaping the communities across fashion, music, art, and activism — creating a more inclusive and diverse future.”
McKimm added: “Working with Rihanna we handpicked the people featured in this project for many different reasons; they may all represent different things but what unites them is that everyone featured in these pages is incredibly inspirational. They are artists, writers, activists, musicians and women on the front lines of the fashion industry demanding change.”
The “Rihannazine” will be limited to just 5,000 copies and launches worldwide beginning on January 27th.