Preface by Alexander Vauthier, Edited by Simon Henwood, Photographed by Simon Henwood
October 15, 2010
Music - Popular
9-7/8 x 13
About This Book
Including an introduction by Simon Henwood and preface by Alexandre Vauthier, this is the official visual chronicle of the year’s “it” girl as she embarks on her first solo tour.
Hardcover includes CD with a song from her latest album, Rated R.
The millions of sites tracking her every fashion move, the innumerable magazine covers including the recent Italian Vogue shot by Steven Klein, her past endorsement deals including Gucci and CoverGirl—Rihanna is the reigning style icon of the moment. She has garnered multiplatinum–selling success as an artist (her current album, her fourth, Rated R had the highest first-week sales of any of her other albums in the U.S. to date). She has won Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, and countless other accolades for her performances. Simon Henwood captures the supernova at the height of her beauty and ferocity in photographs that track her enormous influence on current culture—from Paris Fashion Week to her shoot with Ellen von Unwerth in Berlin for her album artwork to her special appearance at the American Music Awards to her tour performances in the most cutting-edge couture.
About the Author
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was just sixteen when she was signed to Def Jam. Her first album, released that same year, included the huge international hit “Pon de Replay.” She has since scored several other number-one hits.
Simon Henwood is a multimedia artist who has served as creative director for several major artists, including Kanye West and Rihanna. His video for West’s “Love Lockdown” was nominated for three MTV VMAs and cited as Time magazine’s Video of the Year.
Alexandre Vauthier apprenticed with Thierry Mugler then worked as head designer for Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture collection before launching his own line and has shown at Paris Fashion Week several years in a row.
"Rihanna is a richly illustrated, chronological guide, a monumental album and tour that marked Rihanna's presence as a musical/fashion force to be reckoned with. It covers the key collaborators, the countless controversies, the ever-changing fashions, and everything in between, with pullout for each phase of her career thus far." ~LePetitBlog
"Rihanna is a new book from the singer's creative director Simon Henwood that documents - in words and absolutely gorgeous photograph - the superstar's life like we've never seen it before. From Paris Fashion Week to onstage during her Last Girl on Earth world tour, we promise you will flip when you see the more than 200 pics in the book." ~E! Online