*Women are required to cover up in many Middle Eastern cultures, and Rihanna respected the custom, more or less, for the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.

Today (June 26), the Middle Eastern counterpart to the fashion publication unveiled RiRi on its July/August cover, as well as her cover spread, entitled “The New Modesty, Cover Up in Style.”

While her arms and legs are out in one image, a huge netted black bow hides her shoulders and neck…


A long cape obscures her back in another shot…

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Her entire body and face are covered by a black catsuit in another…

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Rihanna also wears a variety of head coverings in the spread.

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All images were shot by photographer Ruven, whom Rihanna dubbed her “new fave” on Twitter.