Covering sports, style, and epic celebrations, this week’s standout images come from all four corners of the globe. First and foremost, there was Rafael Nadal’s epic, record-breaking victory at the Australian Open last weekend, which has seen him riding high (and in the headlines) all week. Communities around the globe were also celebrating the advent of the Year of the Tiger, with plenty of Lunar New Year festivities offering all the glorious visual spectacle you might expect. In Beijing, meanwhile, this year’s Winter Olympics got underway with a theatrical opening ceremony and the start of the curling and figure skating events, among others. To find out more about this year’s Team USA standouts, read Vogue’s feature on four American athletes competing this year from the February issue.
There was plenty happening stateside too, however—not least with Rihanna’s announcement on Monday that she was expecting her first child with her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky. Ever the style savant, the musician and mogul released the news with images shot by paparazzo Diggzy that saw her wear a vintage Chanel coat in baby pink, ripped jeans, and some opulent belly jewelry featuring a large golden cross. Finally, there was the news that Kim Kardashian was the new face of Balenciaga, continuing her ongoing love for the brand that she first made headlines wearing to last year’s Met gala.
Here, find Vogue’s pick of the five most memorable images of the week.