Christmas Is Coming Early! Rihanna’s Releasing a 500+ Page Coffee Table Book
Oct. 08, 2019
What do you get the girl who has everything? Rihanna is indisputably that girl (OK, woman), having not only a ridiculously successful music career (much delayed ninth album notwithstanding) but a groundbreaking beauty empire and concurrent lingerie and luxury fashion lines.
And now, she can add a book to that growing list of accomplishments. On Monday, the multihyphenate icon announced the upcoming release of a large format coffee table book in partnership with art book publishers Phaidon simply named, of course, Rihanna . The 504-page tome includes no less than 1,050 color images and 11 special inserts (including a double-sided removable poster) spanning Rih’s childhood to current fame, and features a custom-dyed, hot pink spine wrap, with the title “debossed and stamped in matte white foil,” according to Phaidon’s website .
Teasing the new release on Instagram , Rih wrote:
Over 5 years in the making… happy to finally share this collection of incredible memories. Thank you to all of the photographers and artists that contributed and to @phaidonsnaps for working with me to publish my first piece of art in a new industry!
But wait, there’s more: If the $150 price tag proves too pedestrian for you, Phaidon is releasing three more editions, including the Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition ($175), which comes with “a custom-dyed rose gold, metallic cloth” spine wrap “with the book’s title silkscreened using a clear gloss UV” and its own custom steel tabletop stand, designed by twin artist duo The Haas Brothers .
That said, if you have $5,500 to spare, the Rihanna: Luxury Supreme is likely more up your alley, because who doesn’t need a Haas-designed “custom cast-resin tabletop bookstand…plated in an 18-carat gold color with mirror-finish, topped with a cushioned platform made from high-density, laser-cut foam covered with a bespoke black vermiculated fabric.” (What does that even mean ? Who cares; it weighs 60 pounds and measures approximately two by three feet.)
But why stop there when you could have a 2,000-pound Haas-designed marble pedestal to display your Rihanna: Ultra Luxury Supreme book? We have no idea how much this level of luxury costs (if you have to ask…), but that sucker is already sold out, so we’re assuming one is en route to Rih’s billionaire boyfriend’s house as we speak.
But if you’re looking for the ultimate decadent gift for the Rih-lover in your life this holiday season, homegirl’s got you covered—and if $150 still feels a bit steep for a book, there’s a whole gang of new Fenty Beauty dropping, too.