[Close-Up] Rihanna Rocks Durag For British ‘Vogue’ Cover

Rihanna
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Rihanna is once again making fashion history — this time for rocking a Black haircare staple on the cover of British Vogue. The queen of breaking fashion barriers is now the first-ever cover star to rock a durag for the glossy.

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She stars in two covers for the May issue, serving a nude beat with the dark, double-stitched tied to the side and the back flap out.


“The tainted fabric has been reclaimed as a symbol of black beauty, a signifier of style worn on the streets, the catwalk, the red carpet…and now the cover of Vogue,” says Funmi Fetto of the fashion choice.

Rihanna X British Vogue
Photo Credit: Steven Klein

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This isn’t the first time Rihanna has brought haircare holy grails to the forefront. She rocked a crystal-embellished durag at the 2014 CFDA awards and a whole doobie for the 2013 American Music Awards.

Rihanna X British Vogue
Photo Credit: Steven Klein
Rihanna X British Vogue
Photo Credit: Steven Klein

Inside, she also rocks braided, textured puffs styled by her go-to stylist Yusef and braider Naphia while talking new music and her Instagram-breaking beauty and fashion enterprises.

See the full story and interview in the new issue, on newsstands and available for free digital download on Friday, April 3.

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