Rihanna channeled aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart for her Harper’s Bazaar editorial which also includes an essay written by Amelia herself about the fashionable attire of someone flying. “These pilots look more as if they belonged on the fairway than on the runway. When I am flying in my little plane, I usually wear a sports costume with a rather full skirt and a close-fitting hat,” Amelia writes in the published essay.
While many public figures’ styles have been replicated in the past, Amelia has never been one of those figures. However, Rihanna felt is was a “no-brainer” to honor the woman who became the first of many to set records in the aviation field. “There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world,” Rihanna notes.
See more of Rihanna’s aviator-inspired fashion below.
(Photo credits: Rihanna Instagram account; CMG clearances)