Annie Barrett
September 04, 2009 AT 11:00 AM EDT

Photographer Steven Klein went with the classic locker room shower couture concept for his spread featuring Rihanna in Italian Vogue‘s September issue. You can see all the shots at NY Mag‘s The Cut, including one in which she’s wearing only pasties and undies, and another in which she’s covered by a higher surface area of fabric but has been silenced by a lip-shaped muzzle. Because it helps her lift weights? This one looks exactly like the type of shot Tyra would present on Top Model — you know, the one of herself mimicking the contestants’ photoshoot of the week that’s supposed to show the 13 beauuuuuutiful young women “how it’s really done.”

Superfluous paragraph: Look, Michael Slezak, look! It’s a horsie!

When you get back from the workout these photos will surely inspire, remove your sweaty sunglasses and let us know if you think Rihanna pulls off Grace Jones as well as Grace Jones…

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