Just last week, Rihanna tweeted, "Thousands of years apart, two iconic women will finally meet."

The reveal is here! Slaying as Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, Rihanna pays tribute wearing all Gucci. The issue is dedicating strong and dynamic women who are changing the world. Nefertiti, a beloved figure from the Middle East, is known for her beauty and her active role in the country’s politics. Rihanna, a global superstar has launched her successful music career to fashion, beauty and film. Both are pictures of women’s empowerment.

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Shot by Greg Kadel and styled by Anya Ziourova, the infamous bust of Nefertiti is custom designed by Faeth Millinery. Seen above, this season is all about eclectic layering as Rihanna displays a metallic sequin-meshed gown underneath a zip-up hoodie and a bold-coloured overcoat. Her look is complete with a coloured smokey eye and tinted nude lip. Wonder if she is also wearing the highly-acclaimed Fenty Beauty? As an advocate for diversity, she was praised for her campaign featuring hijab-wearing model Halima Aden as well as Duckie Thot.

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Rihanna serves on the double cover in a python trench coat.

Fun fact - Rihanna has Nefertiti tattooed on her left ribcage.

By Thor Villagomez

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