Rihanna's Vogue cover looks familiar—did the star plagiarize?

A year later the magazine receives backlash

Rihanna's Vogue cover looks familiar—did the star plagiarize?
Stars Insider

07/25/18 | StarsInsider


When it was first released, Rihanna's Vogue Paris cover photoshoot stunned audiences internationally. Artful design, mixed mediums, bright colors, and the singer-songwriter's powerful poses made the shoot appear to be truly one of a kind.

However, almost a full year later, Rihanna and fashion photographer Juergen Teller from behind the shoot, are being accused of plagiarism. The other artist in question is Mickalene Thomas, whose bright collage style seems to be a clear inspiration for the shoot.

One Twitter user posted a collection of Thomas' work, saying, "I just wanna point out that this is very similar to mickalene thomas’ work and juergen NEEDS to explain what’s going on."

Next, the user shared Rihanna's shoot, writing, "RIHANNA BY JUERGEN TELLER."

When questioned about the linkages between the two works, a spokesperson for Teller responded saying, "I am not aware of this and unable to comment at the moment as Juergen is away shooting,” according to Nylon


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