(Photo courtesy of Rihanna Twitter's account)

Rihanna stuns on the latest cover of W Magazine — but the big surprise is plastered inside the pages of the magazine where the pop star and fashion icon poses alongside supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell.

In several preview photos posted on social media, Rihanna is pictured posing fiercely besides the legendary icons as all women wear items by the elite fashion brand Balmain.

Standing beside the women in one photo is Balmain’s Creative Designer Olivier Rousteing — who, at the age of 25, became one of the youngest talents to hold such a position.

Rousteing, who is black, is at the helm of a designer house where his vision of embracing racial diversity, both within Balmain and the entire fashion industry, is already underway.

“These women are inspiring to so many different people,” Rousteing says in a feature article published in W Magazine. “Bringing them together represents the concept I’m working toward.”

Rihanna has arguably earned the title of being one of today’s fashion icons — and, as the new face of Balmain, the pop star certainly held her own when posing alongside the supermodels.

Check out the stunning photos of from the spread in the slideshow above.

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