Spoiler, this special edition is sold out. Improbable as that sounds, a limited-run issue of i-D dedicated to megastar Rihanna has indeed sold all its units, but rest assured, reader, we got you! What is more, this page’s first glimpse is that of Anok Yai photographed by Mario Sorrenti for a series celebrating the women who are shaping culture now. Anok’s place in the pantheon of today’s women is unassailable and it is frankly no surprise she is front and center in this issue answering all that Rihanna asks. Anok as ever is looking forward and especially so in 2020. “I’m going to take with me the idea of going after my goals more, and chase my passions full force. I’m going to do what inspires me, and I’m not going to allow fear to undo anything.”

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Credits include: Publication, i-D Special Edition 01 2020; Title, “Anok Yai”; Photography, Alastair McKimm; Styling, Alastair McKimm; Hair, Duffy at Streeters; Makeup, Kanako Takase at Streeters; Manicure, Alicia Torello at The Wall Group using Chanel; Set design, Jack Flanagan at The Wall Group; Casting director, Samuel Ellis for DM Casting.

Anok Yai | i-D Special Edition 01 2020 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Anok Yai | i-D Special Edition 01 2020 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)