PHOTOS: Rihanna Goes Tribal As “World’s Wildest Style Icon” For W Magazine

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Rihanna W Magazine 2014

By Shari Weiss


(Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot exclusively for W)

Rihanna is named “the world’s wildest style icon” on the September cover of W, the magazine’s fall fashion issue.

For the shoot, the singer went tribal with unconventional piercings, face paint, headdresses and animal furs.

“Style icon, wild child, creature of the night,” says the mag. “Bad gal RiRi comes alive after midnight.”

Editor Stefano Tonchi notes, “Rihanna came [to the shoot] with her own mental mood board, channeling the power of Grace Jones and the sophistication of Josephine Baker.”

The music star shared one of the photos on Twitter (see below) with the caption, “Eskimo Horror.”

Rihanna also posed for a second shoot featured in the issue, a high-fashion spread for Balmain, along with Naomi Campbell and Iman.

Check out the photos below.

(Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot exclusively for W)

(Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot exclusively for W)

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